8 1/2 x 11 Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 31, February 28, 2013
“Music as Dream: Essays on Giacinto Scelsi” showcases recent scholarly criticism on the music and philosophy of the brilliantly original composer Giacinto Scelsi. In this collection, College of Fine Arts Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives Franco Sciannameo and music scholar Alessandra Carlotta Pellegrini select and translate into English for the first time essays that reflect the evolution of recent scholarship on Scelsi’s complete works since his death in 1988. “Music As Dream” opens with the event known as “The Scelsi Case,” which erupted shortly after Scelsi’s death in 1988, when composer Vieri Tosatti claimed paternity for his works. This quarrel reached its climax in the pages of “Piano Time’s” March 1989 issue, in which musicologist Guido Zaccagnini questioned a group of noted composers, writers and arts managers on whether a composer can claim sole authorship for a work accomplished in collaboration with others. Read more at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810884243.