Associate professor


Arnaldo Morelli (1955), Ph.D. University of Bologna (1989), since 2004 is associate professor (tenured position) of Music History at University of L’Aquila. He has previously taught in several Italian conservatories and at University of Calabria (1996-2002).
Since 2002 he is editor-in-chief of “Recercare. Journal for the study and practice of early music”. He was a member of the editorial board of the “Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani” (Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana) (2004-2010).
Fellow (1994-95) and research associate at Harvard University Center of Renaissance Studies Villa I Tatti, Florence (1996-2003), he was also head of research unit for the project “Transmission and reception of Roman cantatas throughout seventeenth-century Europe” supported by Ministero dell’Università (Research Projects of Nationale Interest 2005). He was a member of advisory board of the research project “Musici. Les musiciens européens venus à Venise, à Rome et à Naples (1650-1750): musique, identité des nations et échanges culturels” (Agence Nationale de la Recherche / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) (2010–2012)
His current research concerns patronage and music, musical iconography. and the relationship between architectural space and musical performances in early modern Italy.
He has also published the monographs Il tempio armonico. Musica nell’oratorio dei Filippini in Roma (Laaber 1991); La virtù in corte. Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710) (Lucca 2016); Teatro della vista e dell’udito: la musica e i suoi luoghi in età moderna (Lucca 2017), and numerous articles on international journals as “Basler Jahrbuch für historische Musikpraxis”, “Italian History and Culture”, “I Tatti Studies”, “Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music”, “Music in Art”, “Musica disciplina”, “Quaderni storici”, “Recercare”, “Rivista italiana di musicologia”, “Studi musicali”, “Journal of the Royal Musical Association”, “Tijdschrift van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis”, “Saggiatore musicale”.

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