Quirino Principe

Quirino Principe (born 19 November 1935 in Gorizia) is an Italian philosopher of music, Germanist, translator, dramatist,[1] actor.[2]

Teaching activityEdit

Principe holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Padua.[3]
He taught at the musicology courses of the "G. Verdi" Conservatory of Milan.[1]
Further teaching engagements of his include those at the University of Trieste[1] (lecturer in history of modern and contemporary music), at Roma Tre "Ostiense" University (lecturer in philosophy of music)[1][4] and at Verona Accademia per l'Opera Italiana (where he has taught librettology, history of theatre, dramaturgy, and stylistics of poetry since 2007).[4][5][6]

WorksEdit

Considered by music critic Paolo Isotta as "the greatest living expert on Mahler",[7] Principe wrote two extensive monographs on Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss which are regarded as "fundamental" by Enciclopedia Treccani:[1]

  • Mahler, Rusconi 1983,[3] 2nd edition Bompiani 2002, 3rd edition Bompiani 2011
  • Strauss, Rusconi 1989,[3] 2nd edition Bompiani 2004

Other books he authored in the field of musicology, literary analysis, and music pedagogy are:

  • Vita e morte della scuola, Rusconi 1970[2]
  • I potenti della letteratura, Rusconi 1971[8]
  • La rivelazione incompiuta, 1974[3]
  • Il rombo del motore, Vallecchi 1974[9]
  • Manuale di idee per la scuola, Rusconi 1977[2] [Sibari Prize 1978][3]
  • La “Sonnambula” di Vincenzo Bellini, Mursia 1991[4]
  • I quartetti per archi di Beethoven, Anabasi – Società del Quartetto di Milano 1993[4]
  • La musica a Milano nel Novecento, UTET 1996[4]
  • Gianandrea Gavazzeni alla Scala, Teatro alla Scala 2001[4]
  • Il teatro d’opera tedesco 1830-1918, L’Epos 2004[1]
  • Musica, Electa-Mondadori 2010[4]
  • Wagner e noi: "Lohengrin" Jaca Book 2012[10][11]
  • L’umano atterrito dal soprannaturale: "Tannhäuser" Jaca Book 2013.[12]

Many poems of his have been published in monographic collections such as

  • Il libro dei Cinque Sentieri [Sebeto Prize 1974],[3] Scheiwiller-All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro, 1973.
  • Other poetic cycles have been published in "Poesia e spiritualità" (year II, no. 4, Passagem Sem Guarda Edizioni, Madeira 2010).[13]

Besides, poems in their own right are some theatrical works by Principe, such as:

  • Turbativa (1992)[1]
  • La saracena (1998)[1]
  • ... poudre d'Ophélia (2002)[1]
  • text for the Pantomime K446 by W. A. Mozart (2007)[14]
  • Speculum mundi (2008).[1]

Various poems of Principe's have been set to music by composers such as Bruno Bettinelli, Sonia Bo, Massimo Di Gesu.[15]

TranslationsEdit

Principe has translated a great number of works from German (including books by Ernst Jünger[16] and the complete Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach).[17]
Principe has been an advocate of writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien: he contributed to the Italian diffusion of The Lord of the Rings by editing the Italian translation of the book from its second edition (1970) onwards.[3][18]

Besides, he has contributed since 1992 to the Sunday cultural supplement of Il Sole 24 Ore.[6][19]

HonoursEdit

In 1996 the President of the Austrian Republic awarded Principe the 1st Class Cross of Honour for Science and Art.[20]
In 2006 he was elected a member of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.[1][4][21]
In 2009 the President of the Italian Republic bestowed on him the title of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Quirino Principe (encyclopedia entry)". Enciclopedia Treccani.
  2. ^ a b c "Dante vincera' sui nuovi barbari by Marina Valensise - originally published by "Il Foglio" on 7 February 2009". il Cannocchiale - marinavalensise.it.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Quirino Principe by Giorgio Dell'Arti - Catalogo dei viventi 2015 - updated on 17 luglio 2014 by Carlo Sala". Cinquantamila giorni - Corriere della Sera.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Giovanni Piana introduces Quirino Principe". Archivio di Giovanni Piana - Università degli Studi di Milano.
  5. ^ "list of teachers". Accademia per l'Opera Italiana di Verona.
  6. ^ a b "Gabriella Bologna introduces Quirino Principe". Scene Contemporanee.
  7. ^ "La Napoli, la musica e san Gennaro dello "spiazzante" Isotta by Cesare Cavalleri, 12 November 2014". Avvenire.
  8. ^ "bibliographic quotation in La civiltà cattolica - Anno 122 - Vol. III - N. 1 - Quad. 2905 - 3 July 1971".
  9. ^ "PRATICA e TEORIA della "SCRITTURA ESTERNA" by Sandro Giovannini". Heliopolis Edizioni.
  10. ^ "Tutte le sfumature del celeste - Armando Besio". La Repubblica - 2 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Quirino Principe - Lohengrin (review)". Classic Voice.
  12. ^ "Incontri letterari a Casa Melandri Il "Tannhäuser" di Quirino Principe fra poesia e musica (review)". Ravennanotizie.it - 17 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Donatella Bisutti, tra il sacro e il profano della poesia e della spiritualità by Giuseppe Lorin". Ass. Salotto Culturale Rosso Venexiano.
  14. ^ "Pantomima kv446". Ass. Mus. Sergio Gaggia.
  15. ^ "Conversazioni sull'Opera al Petruzzelli" (PDF). Teatro Petruzzelli.
  16. ^ "Luigi Iannone - Juenger e Schmitt: dialogo sulla modernità". Armando Editore, Roma 2009.
  17. ^ "Il mondo della cantate di Bach - K. Wolff, T. Koopman - pag. 200, pag. 202". EDT, Torino, 2000.
  18. ^ "Tolkien: "Non cercate la politica tra gli elfi" by Medail Cesare". Corriere della sera, Milano, 1 November 2003.
  19. ^ "list of articles by Quirino Principe". Sole 24 Ore.
  20. ^ "Austrian State Honours: list of recipients" (PDF). www.parlament.gv.at - Republik Österreich - Parlament.
  21. ^ "list of Academicians". Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Roma.
  22. ^ "list of decorated on 02/06/2009 - Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana". Presidenza della Repubblica Italiana.