Americans in Rome
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia's
attended by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia decided to close its 2014-15 season with a Gershwin Gala. A rather extraordinary choice, in the etymological sense of 'out-of-the-ordinary'. Created in 1585, the Academy is one of the most ancient musical institutions in the world and has, by-and-large, a rather conservative audience deeply affectionate of the seventeenth and eighteenth century classics. Even forays into nineteenth century repertory are not taken gladly; what musicologists called 'the historical nineteenth century' is often considered 'contemporary music', and even experimental...
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