The Frescoes of the “Music Room” at Castel Toblino (Italy)

02.09.2023, 9:30h –19:30h

Castel Toblino, 38076 Madruzzo (TN), Italy

The Frescoes of the “Music Room” at Castel Toblino (Italy)



In recent years at Castel Toblino, a historic complex dating back to the 12th century and since the 16th century the peripheral seat of the court of the prince-bishops of Trento, frescoes with musical subjects of exceptional importance have emerged, presented in the essay by F. Dassenno (in: “Studi Trentini, Arte” 2021, vol. 2).

The Accademia di Musica Antica of Rovereto has decided to dedicate a series of teaching and study activities to this discovery as part of the 28th edition of Euregiomusica Premio Bonporti - International Baroque Violin Competition, in scientific and artistic-musical collaboration with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland),  and the Castel Toblino Cultural Association.

The focus of the project is the in-depth study of the historical-musical and organological characteristics of the pictorial complex of Castel Toblino and the problems it poses as a very particular, if not unique, case study in the international context.

From a methodological and organisational point of view, it was decided to organise the day around a number of themes, with basic papers distributed in advance to scholars invited to intervene and ‘respond’ as discussants. The study day is open to all interested people; the discussion at the end of each section will be open to all participants.

Scientific coordination:
Martina Papiro - Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Romano Vettori - Academy of Ancient Music


P R O G R A M 

9:30 – 9:45
Welcome & Introduction
Romano Vettori, Martin Kirnbauer, Vittorio Ghielmi

9:45 – 10:30
1: The frescoes and the castle: historical & artistic context
Martina Papiro; Marina Botteri, Luca Gabrielli

10:30 – 11:00
Commented visit to the frescoes in the ‘Music Room’
with Flavio Dassenno, Marina Botteri, Luca Gabrielli

11:30 – 12:30
2: The frescoes and the musical culture of B. Clesio & C. Madruzzo
Romano Vettori; Marco Giuliani

14:30 – 15:30
3: Organology and musical practice – focus: the viole da gamba
Bettina Hoffmann; Pierre Bohr

15:30 – 16:30
4: Musical instruments in view: comparisons with iconography & other sources
Martina Papiro; Martin Kirnbauer

16:30 – 17:30
5: Future perspectives for research
Flavio Dassenno, Martina Papiro, Romano Vettori

18:30 – 19:30
Concert: “Concerto di viole at the Prince-Bishop's castle”
Students of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, dir. Paolo Pandolfo

D E T A I L E D    P R O G R A M   (PDF)


Languages of the study day:
Italian - English (with simultaneous translation from screen)


The admission to the study day is free, a registration is mandatory due to the limited number of seats.

To attend the event in person write to:
info@accademiadimusicantica.notexisting@nodomain.comit or book on or book on by 31 August.

To follow the event via Zoom write to:
info@accademiadimusicantica.notexisting@nodomain.comit by 31 August.
You will receive an invitation with the link to join the study day online.