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Antonio  Cascelli

Antonio Cascelli

Antonio  Cascelli

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a Masters in Musicology with a dissertation on Claudio Monteverdi, and subsequently completed a PhD on Schenker's unpublished analyses of the music of Chopin.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, and the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Currently he is preparing a programme about Chopin which will be broadcast in 2010, to mark the anniversary of Chopin's birth.

Antonio has presented papers at international conferences, including 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).

He has published articles and reviews on Ad Parnassum, Study Musicali, Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, Music & Letters, JSMI. Forthcoming publications include articles on the importance of Chopin's music in the development of Schenker's analytical thought (Schenker Studies Series) and on Busoni's reinterpretation of a fragment of Chopin's Mazurka op. 68 no. 4. Further research projects include a study of Chopin's reception in Italy and a study of the importance of metaphors in the discourse about music in sixteenth century Italian art and music treatises.


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