Music ‘Cinquecentine’ in Tuscany
Luciane Beduschi has taught Music History and Theory at the Sorbonne, Paul-Valéry University, and Skidmore College. Her PhD dissertation, Sigismund Neukomm: Life, Works, and Enigmatic Canons, was recognized by the Chancellery of the Paris Universities as one of the five best theses in Humanities in 2008. Her work centers on incoherencies in biographical notices on Neukomm’s life, the constitution of a thematic catalogue of his more than 2000 works, as well as the reception of Schenkerian analysis in France which resulted in a textbook for French-language use. Her work on enigmatic canons has included analyses of proposed solutions and contextual research into this practice. Luciane was editor of Musica, sive liber amicorum Nicolas Meeùs (Paris-Sorbonne, 2014), a Festschrift in honor of Nicolas Meeùs.
This project, initiated by the Morrill Music Library and the Centro di Documentazione Musicale della Toscana, entails a detailed survvey of partially or totally unexplored music material and the creation of a new database of music prints published between 1500 and 1599 and held in large and small libraries and archives in Tuscany. Luciane will be working in collaboration with Attilio Bottegal, Music Librarian.