Rhythm and Irony
Eighteenth century Neapolitan cello concertos
fascinate GIUSEPPE PENNISI
In the eighteenth century, Naples was one of Europe's most important capitals. With a population reaching a million (including the suburbs), it was larger and more densely populated than Paris, London or Berlin. According to the travel diary of French intellectual Charles de Brosses, in 1739 'Naples was the cultural capital of Europe'. The city featured two state-owned theatres (San Carlo and Il Fondo), several commercial theatres, many small theatres and especially concert halls within aristocratic palaces...
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