Guido Olivieri

University of California

Santa Barbara; Universita' degli Studi

The Influence of Italian Music on the Emergence of a Modern Audience in France in the Eighteenth Century


Guido Olivieri has published articles and reviews on Baroque instrumental music and on the music of Gaetano Donizetti and Luciano Berio in scholarly journals. He also contributed to the new editions of the two major dictionaries in the field: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. His research traces the influence of social and political contexts on the circulation of music and musicians in eighteenth-century Europe. Using new sources, he has investigated the history of musical institutions in Naples, aspects of the aesthetics of reception and musical patronage, shedding light on the activity of several musicians and rediscovering unedited compositions. His research at the Italian Academy will focus on the reception of Italian music in France and the emergence of a modern audience at the beginning of the eighteenth century.