«Creating the Neapolitan Canon»

The most influential tradition in secular and sacred music and in musical training, from the 18th century until the 19th century, was considered to be the Neapolitan school of Francesco Durante, Giovanni Pergolesi and Nicola Porpora.



However, music history and theory from the mid-nineteenth century onwards have privileged the Austro-German tradition of Bach, Haydn and Mozart. For this reason, the influence of Neapolitan music theory and the reception of Neapolitan composers in the early nineteenth century has seldom been an object of study. This project seeks to reconstruct the French reception of Neapolitan music and music theory, starting with the collection of Neapolitan music of Giuseppe Sigismondo (1739–1826), now held mostly in Naples, and his contacts with the Paris music schools.

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 4: Quality education