Dr Antonio Cascelli

Music

Logic House
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(01) 708 6716

Biography

Antonio Cascelli is a musicologist and performer specialising in piano accompaniment. His main research interest is in the history of music theory, with particular focus on analysis, theory, metaphor and performance. Antonio studied piano in Rome with the pianist Elena Matteucci, member of the acclaimed Italian Quartetto Michelangelo and obtained the Piano Diploma in 1990. He gained his degree in Literature and Philosophy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1997. In 1998 he started studying at the University of Southampton, where he first gained a Masters in Musicology with a dissertation on Claudio Monteverdi, and subsequently completed a PhD on Schenker’s unpublished analyses of the music of Chopin. During his PhD Antonio was awarded a grant from the University of Southampton and from the journal Music Analysis to pursue further PhD research at the New York Public Library. Before joining the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in September 2008 as Lecturer in Performance Studies, Antonio worked part-time at the University of Southampton (2004-06), where he also held an Early Career Teaching Fellowship in 2006-07. In 2007-08 he held a post as Lecturer in Music at the University of Hull. He taught Baroque, Classical and Romantic music history, as well as modules on music analysis, harmony and counterpoint, Schenkerian analysis and ensemble performance. Antonio collaborates with Radio Vaticana in Rome, Italy, for which he has recorded programmes on Schenkerian Analysis, English Art Songs, the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, and Chopin. Research: Antonio has presented papers at international conferences, including the annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America (New York, 2014; Washington, 2012), the 15th Baroque Music Conference (Southampton, 2012) the Medieval and Renaissance Conference (Birmingham, 2014; Nottingham, 2012; Certaldo, Italy, 2013), the Fourth International Schenker Symposium in New York (2006) and the Seventh and the Eighth International Academic Conferences organized by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (Warsaw, 2007 and 2008), the Anniversary Chopin Congress in Warsaw (2010), and the 16th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music at the University of Southampton (2010). He has published articles and reviews in Cambridge Opera Journal, Early MusicAd Parnassum, Studi Musicali, Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, Music & Letters, JSM. His most recent publications include articles on Claudio Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Cambridge Opera Journal 29/2, 2017);  the importance of Chopin’s music in the development of Schenker’s analytical thought (Essays from the Fourth International Schenker Symposium, Vol. 2, Eds. L. Poundie Burstein, Lynne Rogers and Karen M. Bottge, Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2013) and an article on architectural metaphors in Vincenzo Galilei’s Dialogo della Musica Antica et della Moderna in The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture, eds. Tim Shephard and Anne Leonard, New York, Routlegde, 2014. His book on Schenker and Chopin  has been published by the Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM, 2018).
He has coordinated  the Medieval  and Renaissance Music Conference (MedRen2018) in Maynooth. As perfomer, Antonio is active as accompanist, collaborating with singer Virginia Kerr,  Niamh Murray, Eamonn Mulhall, Dr Francesca Placanica, and cellist Dr Alison Hood.    

Research Interests

His main research interests are: music analysis, music and visual culture, performance, Claudio Monteverdi, Sixteenth-Century Italian music, Giuseppe Verdi, Italian Opera, Chopin, piano music.

Books

  Year Publication
2018 Schenker's Chopin. Files from the Oster Collection.
Antonio Cascelli (2018) Schenker's Chopin. Files from the Oster Collection. Lucca: LIM. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'L'Orfeo: Memory, Recollection, and the Tragedy of Choosing between Seeing and Hearing in Philomusica On-line, 17/1 (2018)'
Antonio Cascelli (2018) 'L'Orfeo: Memory, Recollection, and the Tragedy of Choosing between Seeing and Hearing in Philomusica On-line, 17/1 (2018)'. 17 (1) [Details]
2017 'Place, Performance and Identity in Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda'
Cascelli A. (2017) 'Place, Performance and Identity in Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda'. Cambridge Opera Journal, 29 (2):152-188 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Analisi schenkeriana in prospettiva metaforica attraverso I Preludi no. 1, 2 , e 15, Op. 28 di Chopin'
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2007) 'Analisi schenkeriana in prospettiva metaforica attraverso I Preludi no. 1, 2 , e 15, Op. 28 di Chopin'. Studi Musicali, 1 :161-189 [Details]
2005 'Noche Oscura: linguaggio della crisis, crisi del linguaggio'
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2005) 'Noche Oscura: linguaggio della crisis, crisi del linguaggio'. Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, 4 :506-516 [Details]
2003 'Heinrich Schenker, Chopin's Berceuse Op. 57, and the Rhetoric of Variations'
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2003) 'Heinrich Schenker, Chopin's Berceuse Op. 57, and the Rhetoric of Variations'. AD PARNASSUM, II :51-79 [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Experiencing Music and Visual Culture: Threshold, Intermediality, and Synchresis (forthcoming)
Antonio Cascelli and Denis Condon (Ed.). (2019) Experiencing Music and Visual Culture: Threshold, Intermediality, and Synchresis (forthcoming) London: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Armonia, Seeing and Hearing in Paolo Veronese's The Wedding at Cana'
Antonio Cascelli (2019) 'Armonia, Seeing and Hearing in Paolo Veronese's The Wedding at Cana' In: Experiencing Music and Visual Culture: Threshold, Intermediality, and Synchresis (forthcoming). London: Routledge. [Details]
2014 'Temporality in Chopin's Prelude Op. 28, No. 5'
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2014) 'Temporality in Chopin's Prelude Op. 28, No. 5' In: Irish Music Analysis (Irish Music Studies, No. 11). Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2014 'Visual Metaphors in Music Treatises: Metaphor as Experience in Vincenzo Galilei's Dialogo della Musica Antica e della Moderna'
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2014) 'Visual Metaphors in Music Treatises: Metaphor as Experience in Vincenzo Galilei's Dialogo della Musica Antica e della Moderna' In: The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture. New York and London: Routledge. [Details]
2013 'Chopin's Music in the Development of Schenker's Analytical Thought'
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2013) 'Chopin's Music in the Development of Schenker's Analytical Thought' In: Essays from the Fourth International Schenker Symposium Volume 2. Hildesheim, Zurich, New York: Georg Olms Verlag. [Details]
2012 'Busoni and Chopin: the 'junge Klassizität''
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2012) 'Busoni and Chopin: the 'junge Klassizität'' In: After CHopin. The Influence of Chopins' Music on European Composers up to the First World War. Warsaw: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina. [Details]
2010 'A Prelude as Postlude: A look at Schenker's graph of the last Movement of the Sonata Op. 35'
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2010) 'A Prelude as Postlude: A look at Schenker's graph of the last Movement of the Sonata Op. 35' In: Choopin 1810-2010 : Ideas, Interpretations, Influence [forthcoming]. Warsaw: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina. [Details]
2008 'Chopin as salon composer: Schenker's reception of Chopin'
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2008) 'Chopin as salon composer: Schenker's reception of Chopin' In: Chopin's Musical Worlds - The 1840s. Warsaw: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Il Figino and the Paragone.
Antonio Cascelli (2019) Il Figino and the Paragone. [Oral Presentation], Music and Visual Culture in Renaissance Italy, University of Sheffield, UK [Details]
2018 Invited speaker for a three-day seminar on Heinrich Schenker and Chopin.
Antonio Cascelli (2018) Invited speaker for a three-day seminar on Heinrich Schenker and Chopin. [Oral Presentation], Heinrich Schenker and Chopin, Trento (Italy) - Conservatorio F. A. Bonporti [Details]
2018 Invited discussant in response to Prof. Sanguinetti keynote presentation on the analysis of Giuseppe Verdi' operatic music.
Antonio Cascelli (2018) Invited discussant in response to Prof. Sanguinetti keynote presentation on the analysis of Giuseppe Verdi' operatic music. [Oral Presentation], Analisi della musica operistica di Verdi, Institute of Verdian Studies - Parma (Italy) [Details]
2017 Monteverdi's l' Orfeo and the madrigal tradition.
Antonio Cascelli (2017) Monteverdi's l' Orfeo and the madrigal tradition. [Oral Presentation], Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Prague [Details]
2017 A paper on 'Orfeo and the madrigal tradition: between seeing and hearing'.
Antonio Cascelli (2017) A paper on 'Orfeo and the madrigal tradition: between seeing and hearing'. [Oral Presentation], The Making of a genius: Claudio Monteverdi from Cremona to Mantua, Cremona and Mantua (Italy) [Details]
2016 Armonia, seeing and hearing in Paolo Verone's The wedding at Cana.
Antonio Cascelli (2016) Armonia, seeing and hearing in Paolo Verone's The wedding at Cana. [Oral Presentation], Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, University of Sheffield, UK [Details]
2015 In search of musical affects: Barbaro's translation of Vitruvio's De Architectura and Ercole Bottrigari's La Mascara.
Antonio Cascelli (2015) In search of musical affects: Barbaro's translation of Vitruvio's De Architectura and Ercole Bottrigari's La Mascara. [Oral Presentation], Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Brussels [Details]
2014 Annual Conference of the Renaissance of Soceity of America.
(2014) Annual Conference of the Renaissance of Soceity of America. [Oral Presentation], Dissonance as metaphor in L'ottuso's Nuova Pratica and the audience for the emerging operatic genre, New York [Details]
2013 Medieval Renaissance Conference.
(2013) Medieval Renaissance Conference. [Oral Presentation], Metaphor as experience: an example from Galilei's Il dialogo della Musica Antica e della Moderna, Certaldo - Italy [Details]
2012 Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America.
(2012) Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America. [Oral Presentation], Tremendum fascinosum and tremendum horrendum in music settings of Tasso's Combattimento di Tancredi, Washington D.C [Details]
2012
(2012) [Oral Presentation], Venice and Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Royal Irish Academy of Music [Details]
2012 15th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music.
(2012) 15th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music. [Oral Presentation], Venice and Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, University of Southampton, UK [Details]
2012 Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference.
(2012) Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference. [Oral Presentation], Era l'anima mia: a response to Cruda Amarilli and O Mirtillo, University of Nottingham, UK [Details]
2010 III International Congress at the Chopin Institute.
(2010) III International Congress at the Chopin Institute. [Oral Presentation], A prelude as a Postlude; Schenker's analyis of the last movement of Chopin' Sonata Op. 35, Warsaw [Details]
2009 Seminar in Analysis and Composition.
(2009) Seminar in Analysis and Composition. [Oral Presentation], Schenkerian Analysis: Linear Progression, Metaphor and Social Practice, UCD [Details]
2008 VIII International Academic Conference Organised by the Chopin Institute in Poland.
(2008) VIII International Academic Conference Organised by the Chopin Institute in Poland. [Oral Presentation], Chopin and Busoni, Warsaw [Details]
2007 Seventh International Academic Conference.
(2007) Seventh International Academic Conference. [Oral Presentation], Chopin as salon composer; Schenker's Interpretation of Chopin, Warsaw [Details]
2007 6th European Music Analysis Conference.
(2007) 6th European Music Analysis Conference. [Oral Presentation], Text, Music, Montage in Monteverdis madrigals Cruda Amarilli and O Mirtillo, Freiburg [Details]
2006 Fourth International Schenker Symposium.
(2006) Fourth International Schenker Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Chopin's Music in the Development of Schenker's Analytical Thought, New York - Mannes College [Details]
2005 Postgraduate Research Seminar.
(2005) Postgraduate Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Analisi: metafor e interpretazione in prospettiva schenkeriana, University of Tor Vergata - Rome [Details]
2005 International Conference on Music Analysis.
(2005) International Conference on Music Analysis. [Oral Presentation], Flexible Urlinien: a reading of Schenker's graph for the last movement of CHopin's Sonata Op. 35, Dublin - UCD [Details]
2004 Convegno Internazionale di Studi. Petrassi. L'Arte, il Tempo, le Idee.
(2004) Convegno Internazionale di Studi. Petrassi. L'Arte, il Tempo, le Idee. [Oral Presentation], Noche Oscura: Linguaggio della crisis, crisi del linguaggio, Rome - Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia [Details]
2004 13th International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music.
(2004) 13th International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. [Oral Presentation], Schenker and the inclusion of CHopin among the canon of German composers, University of Durham. UK [Details]
2004 Research Seminar.
(2004) Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Schenker and the construction of Chopin as German composer, University of Southampton, UK [Details]
2003 Music Analysis Conference.
(2003) Music Analysis Conference. [Oral Presentation], Metaphor and Synthesis in Schenker's analysis of CHopin's Scherzo OP. 31, Hull University, UK [Details]
2002 VI Colloquio di Musicologia del Saggiatore Musicale.
(2002) VI Colloquio di Musicologia del Saggiatore Musicale. [Public presentations], Heinrich Schenker e lo Scherzo Op. 31 di Chopin, University of Bologna, Italy [Details]
2002 Research Seminar - Department of Architecture.
(2002) Research Seminar - Department of Architecture. [Public presentations], La bascuta del melodramma e lo sviluppo dello spazio teatrale, University of Rome La Sapienza [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2019 Chopin and his world, Edited by Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017 in The Chopin Review 2.
Antonio Cascelli (2019) Chopin and his world, Edited by Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017 in The Chopin Review 2. Book Review [Details]
2014 Chopin and his Critics: An Anthology (Up to World War I).
Cascelli, A (2014) Chopin and his Critics: An Anthology (Up to World War I). NEW YORK: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2013 Mauro Calcagno, From Madrigal to opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2012).
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2013) Mauro Calcagno, From Madrigal to opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2012). Book Review [Details]
2009 SchenkerGuide: A Brief Handbook and a Website for Schenkerian Analysis.
Cascelli, A (2009) SchenkerGuide: A Brief Handbook and a Website for Schenkerian Analysis. MALDEN: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2009 Tom Pankhurst, Schenker Guide. A brief Handbook and Website for Schenkerian Analysis (New York and Londond: Routledge, 2008).
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2009) Tom Pankhurst, Schenker Guide. A brief Handbook and Website for Schenkerian Analysis (New York and Londond: Routledge, 2008). Book Review [Details]
2009 Nicholas Cook, The Schenker Project. Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-siècle Vienna (2007).
Cascelli, Antonio (2009) Nicholas Cook, The Schenker Project. Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-siècle Vienna (2007). Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2007 Claudio Monteverdi, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, ed. Alan Curtis (London: Novello, 2002).
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2007) Claudio Monteverdi, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, ed. Alan Curtis (London: Novello, 2002). Book Review [Details]
2006 Fryderyl Chopin , The Complete Chopin - A new Critical Edition, Preludes Op. 28, Op. 45, ed. Jean AJacques Eigeldinger (Londond, Frankfurt, Leipzig, New York: Edition Peters, EP7532).
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2006) Fryderyl Chopin , The Complete Chopin - A new Critical Edition, Preludes Op. 28, Op. 45, ed. Jean AJacques Eigeldinger (Londond, Frankfurt, Leipzig, New York: Edition Peters, EP7532). Book Review [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2017 Monteverdi and the parola scenica in performance.
Antonio Cascelli (2017) Monteverdi and the parola scenica in performance. Reviews [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
1999 Dissertation on Claudio Monteverdi.
Cascelli, A. (1999) Dissertation on Claudio Monteverdi. University of Southampton: Thesis [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2016 Music and Visual Cultures.
Antonio Cascelli (2016) Music and Visual Cultures. Conference Hosted [Details]
2018 Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference.
Antonio Cascelli (2018) Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference. Conference Hosted [Details]
2013 Claudio Monteverdi's Combattimento di tancredi e Clorinda.
Music Department (2013) Claudio Monteverdi's Combattimento di tancredi e Clorinda. Conference Hosted [Details]
2010 Chopin's Symposium.
Music Department (2010) Chopin's Symposium. Conference Hosted [Details]

Online Multimedia

  Year Publication
2019 What opera tells us about the issues of the day’.
Antonio Cascelli (2019) What opera tells us about the issues of the day’. Online Multimedia [Details]

Other

  Year Publication
2010 Chopin e la Francia.
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2010) Chopin e la Francia. Other [Details]
2008 The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2008) The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Other [Details]
2007 Schenker e dintorni.
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2007) Schenker e dintorni. Other [Details]
2007 The English Art Song.
Dr Antonio Cascelli (2007) The English Art Song. Other [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Publication Grant Maynooth University
2015 Publication Grant National University of Ireland
2014 Visiting Researcher Institute of Musical Research - University of London
2001 Research Grant Music Analysis
2001 Research Grant University of Southampton
2000 PhD Scholarship AHRB
1999 Southampton University MA Scholarship Southampton University

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Society for Musicology in Ireland Member 01-JAN-09 /
Irish Humanities Alliance Board Member 01-JAN-15 /
GATM - Gruppo di Analisi e Teoria Musicale Board Member 01-JAN-12 / 30-JUN-18
RATM - Rivista di Analisi e teoria Musicale Vice-director 01-JAN-12 / 30-JUN-18

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference Chair 2018 / 2018
Music and Visual Culture Conference Chair 2016 / 2016
Research Cluster - Performance, Practice, Interactivity Convenor 2013 /
Euromac - VII European Music Analysis Conference Rome Board Member 2011 / 2011

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2005 University of Southampton Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice and Teaching
2004 University of Southampton PhD Music Analysis and Musicology
1999 University of Southamtpon Master of Arts Musicology
1997 Università La Sapienza (Rome) Laurea in Lettere e Filosopfia - Degree in Literature/Philosophy Literature and Philosophy
1990 Conservatoire of Music (Salerno, IT) Piano Diploma Piano

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Hull - UK Lecturer in Music 01-SEP-07 / 30-JUN-08
Institute of Musical Research - University of London Tutor on 'Italian for Musicologists' 11-DEC-07 / 13-DEC-07
University of Southampton - UK Teaching Fellow 01-SEP-06 / 30-JUN-07
Bryanston School - UK Accompanist 01-SEP-06 / 30-JUN-07
University of Southampton - UK Teaching assistant 01-OCT-05 / 30-JUN-06
University of Southampton - UK Teaching Assistant 01-OCT-04 / 30-JUN-05

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Latin Basic None None
German Basic Basic Basic

Outreach Activities

  Description

Italian Institute of Culture - Dublin, 21 March 2019, World Poetry Day. Poetare e cantare sono sinonimi.

Opera Collective Ireland: Claudio Monteverdi's The return of Ulysses Pre-performance talk (September 2018)

Newstalk: Panelist on the 'Talking history' programme dedicated to tenor Luciano Pavarotti (May 2016)

Vatican Radio: programmes on various music topics (Schenker, English Art Songs, Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Chopin.

Music Generation - Facilitated the formation of an orchestra including students from Maynooth University and primary/secondary schools from the Midlands

Other Activities

  Description

Lunchtime Concert (Riverstown Hall - Maynooth University, 23 February 2017): Virginia Kerr - Soprano, Antonio Cascelli - Piano. Programme: Michael Tippet's "The Heart's Assurance" and the premiere of Ryan Molloy' "Death and the Post Office" (text by Martin Dyar)

Concert (Castletown House - Celbridge, 28 August 2015): Virginia Kerr - Soprano, Antonio Cascelli - Piano.

Annual Choral Society Concert, Maynooth University (20 March 2015) Antonio Cascelli - Piano. Programme: Gioachino Rossini's "Petite messe solennelle".

Lunchtime Concert (Riverstown Hall, Maynooth University, 12 February 2015): Virginia Kerr - Soprano, Antonio Cascelli - Piano. Programme: Francis Poulenc's "Fiançailles pour rire"

Concert at Castletown House - Celbridge, 27 October 2014 Francesca Placanica - Soprano, Antonio Cascelli - Piano

Lunchtime Concert (Riverstown Hall, Maynooth University- 10 October 2013). Niam Murray - Soprano, Antonio Cascelli - Piano. Programme: Schubert's "Winterreise"

Lunchtime Concert (St'Ann's Church, Dublin, 16 May 2013): Niamh Murray - Soprano, Antonio Cascelli - Piano. Schubert's "Winterreise"

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2018 Jennifer Halton Maynooth University PhD Mapping the (cine)Metropolis: Redefining Festival in Early Modern Florence
2018 Candida Mantica Maynooth University Postdoctoral Research Fellow “Gaetano Donizetti’s école-mosaïque”