The Incredible Harp Guitars of Luigi Mozzani
by Gregg Miner
Chapter 8: Mozzani's Music
|This is a topic that should be addressed by one of the many classical or early guitar scholars, as I have neither studied nor played this repertoire.|
There appears to be controversy surrounding Mozzani's most famous
piece, Feste Lariane (here is an available arrangement of it in PDF
Guitar music scholar Matanya Ophee published a lengthy research
paper here, seemingly showing that the piece was copied from a nearly
identical piece (with notation of the earlier piece as evidence).
In 1995, Angelo Gilardino edited Luigi Mozzani: Opere per Chitarra (The Guitar Works of Luigi Mozzani), which was published by Edizioni Musicali Bčrben.
And here's an interesting message from Angelo Gilardino about a piece by Respighi written for Mozzani.
|In January, 2005, Italian guitarist Simona Boni, a performer/musicologist presented the world premiere of Mozzani's "opere per chitarra" on CD (on a Mozzani chitarra-lyra that belonging to Mozzani-disciple Sara Stegani).|
2010, the wonderful new Italian/English Mozzani
book was published.
It includes a CD with historical recordings of both Mozzani and Maccaferri, along with modern musicians performing some of his music, or on some of his instruments.
|I also have better recordings of Mozzani from the 78 collection of Franco Ghisalberti. They are available to hear in the Members Only Section.|
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