Francesco Pollini and the early Italian piano tradition
The early Italian piano school had a direct connection to the Classical Viennese piano tradition, with Mozart’s pupil Francesco Pollini (1762–1846) constituting the crucial link between them.
- Lead school Bern Academy of the Arts
- Institute Institute Interpretation
- Research unit Music Theory
- Funding organisation SNSF
- Duration (planned) 01.03.2019 - 28.02.2022
- Project management Dr. Claudio Bacciagaluppi
- Head of project Dr. Claudio Bacciagaluppi
Dr. Leonardo Miucci
Gigliola Di Grazia
Conservatorio di Musica «Giuseppe Verdi»
Università degli Studi, Milano
Slowenische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste
Biblioteca musicale «G. Greggiati»
Conducting an overview of Pollini’s oeuvre enables us to situate his person within the context of a musician’s career strategies of his time: as a pedagogue, a composer and a performer. The reception history of early Italian piano music will here be examined along with the instruments of the time, and their influence on local piano techniques.