Lecture by Vincenzina Caterina Ottomano and Lucia Ronchetti at the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice
The longue durée of women's compositional research
The compositional experience of 19th-century French women profoundly shaped the female musical sphere of subsequent generations. By defying the social conventions of their era and gradually consolidating their artistic reputation, these women created the essential preconditions for the current situation of recognition of the role and importance of many women composers active on the European scene, in various stylistic domains.
Vincenzina C. Ottomano, a music historian and lecturer at Ca' Foscari University Venice, specialising in 19th-century and contemporary musical theatre, and Lucia Ronchetti, composer and artistic director of the Biennale Musica, discuss the influence of the works of French women composers performed and studied as part of the projects of the Palazzetto Bru Zane Centre for French Romantic Music on contemporary music and the current situation of women composers in Europe.