Instrumental Music in Ljubljana at the Turn of the 17th Century: The Sonate da camera a tre Op. 2 of Francesco Antonio Bonporti (1703)

  • Metoda Kokole Institute of Musicology at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Keywords: Francesco Antonio Bonporti (1672– 1749), Franz Ferdinand Count Kuenburg (1651– 1731), instrumental music, early 18th century, trio sonate, Ljubljana

Abstract

Francesco Antonio Bonporti, an Italian priest and aristocratic music amateur composer, dedicated in 1703 the second edition of his Sonate da camera a tre, opus 2 to Prince-Bishop of Ljubljana, Ferdinand Count Kuenburg (holding this post between 1701 and 1711). During his time in the Carniolan capital Kuenburg was a noted promoter of Italian arts in his Diocese and Bonporti’s trio sonate, an instrumental genre suited to various uses from purely diversional and pedagogical to devotional. Trio sonate were especially popular among music circles of dilettante musicians-aristocrats. In Ljubljana at the time of Bonporti’s dedication they could well be performed by the members of the then flourishing music society the Academia philharmonicorum labacensium.

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Author Biography

Metoda Kokole, Institute of Musicology at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Metoda Kokole  is Research Advisor and Head of the Institute of Musicology at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Her research focuses on the history of music on the territory of today’s Slovenia from the 16th to the 18th century. She is general editor of the music series Monumenta artis musicae Sloveniae and of a new e-series Slovenska glasbena dediščina ( Slovenian Music Heritage) and leader of the National group for RILM in Slovenia. She is the author of numerous articles, critical music editions and two monographs dealing with the above mentioned field of interests.

Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
KokoleM. (2017). Instrumental Music in Ljubljana at the Turn of the 17th Century: The Sonate da camera a tre Op. 2 of Francesco Antonio Bonporti (1703). Musicological Annual, 53(1), 81-102. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.53.1.81-102
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