Nicoleta Paraschivescu Doctoral Degree

docARTES PhD candidate Nicoleta Paraschivescu will publicly defend her thesis:

‘Die Partimenti von Giovanni Paisiello. Ansätze zu ihrem Verständnis’

on Wednesday 9 September at 13.45, at the Academiegebouw Leiden, Rapenburg 73.

On Tuesday 8 September at 20.00 she will present the artistic outcomes of her research project in the form of a lecture-concert at the Waalse Kerk, Breestraat 62, 2311 CS, Leiden, including music by Giovanni Paisiello, C.P.E. Bach and Emanuele Barbella


Brief description of her research project

The Partimenti of Giovanni Paisiello: Towards Their Understanding in Context.  

This doctoral thesis focuses on Paisiello's partimenti and how to approach their realization and performance. To that end I completed an in-depth profile of his pedagogical activities and expanded the already well-known sources—the Regole published in St. Petersburg (1782)—with newly discovered partimenti by Paisiello. Crucial for this study were connections between Paisiello's partimenti and not only his own compositions but also those of his teacher Francesco Durante and his other contemporaries. This broader perspective required taking into account the genre-specific contexts in which Paisiello’s partimenti reside. The inclusion of larger musical forms and complex progressions as compositional models significantly expands the spectrum of possibilities in the realization of his partimenti. A central idea emerging from this study is that partimenti provide a key to the musical language of the time and offer vast possibilities for realization and ornamentation. 

The supervising team consists of:

Prof. dr. h.c. Ton Koopman - Leiden University
Prof. Frans de Ruiter - Leiden University
Prof. Dr. Robert Gjerdingen - Northwestern University
Enrico Baiano - Universita Basilicata, Centro Musica Antica Pietà dei Turchini 

Last Modified: 26-08-2015