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Alberto Rizzuti

Università degli Studi di Torino - Music Historian

Musicology: teaching and research

Alberto Rizzuti has taught courses on History of the Musical Civilization about Bach (the Brandenburg Concertos, the Magnificat, the B-minor Mass and a choice of Cantatas). He has published a monograph about the Magnificat (2011) and three articles focusing, respectively, on the St. John Passion (2007), a dramma per musica (2011) and the B-minor Mass (2016). 

Alberto Rizzuti (Turin, 1963) is Professor of Music at the University of Turin, the institution in which he obtained a Degree in Humanities in 1988. He also holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of Chicago (2001). He has taught at the Universities of Udine (1994-2000) and Genoa (2002-04). In the latter he worked while already serving at the University of Turin (2000-). At the University of Turin he has directed the graduate program in Comparative Literatures and Cultures (2010-2016) and the doctoral program in Humanities (2016-2018). Since 2018 he is the Director of the University Graduate School. His activity as a scholar has been mainly focused on art music in the Western world between 17th and 19th century. In 2012 he has founded, and since then directed, the online journal «Gli spazi della musica». Since 2014 he is Associate General Editor of Works of / Opere di Gioachino Rossini (Kassel, Bärenreiter, 2008-). In 2017 he has founded, and since then directed, the Centro Studi sul Teatro Musicale in the Department of Humanities of the University of Turin. Some of his recent works are the critical edition of Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco (vol. 7 in the series ‘Opere’ of the Works of Giuseppe Verdi, Chicago – Milano, University of Chicago Press – Ricordi, 2008), and the monographs Fra Kantor e Canticum. Bach e il Magnificat (Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, 2011), Sotto la volta celeste. Beethoven e l’immaginario pastorale (Roma, Aracne, 2014) e Musica sull’acqua. Fiumi sonori, fontane magiche e mari in tempesta da Händel a Stravinskij (Roma, Carocci, 2017).