Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò (1926-2015)
With great sadness, we announce the passing on October 17, 2015 of Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, founder of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University, enthusiastic champion of Italian culture, and a great friend and supporter of Italian opera and the American Institute for Verdi Studies. Over the years, the Casa Italiana at NYU has hosted and co-organized a number of events with the AIVS, including the recent international conference Verdi's Third Century: Italian Opera Today and countless lectures, concerts, and exhibits. She will be sorely missed. Plans to honor her memory will be announced soon on this website.
Martin Chusid Award for Verdi Studies
The Martin Chusid Award for Verdi Studies, awarded biennially, honors the noted Verdi, Schubert, and Mozart scholar,
Martin Chusid (1925-2013), who was Professor Emeritus of Music at New
York University and the AIVS’s Founding Director.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Martin Chusid
Award is Carlo Romano (Rome, Italy), for his essay “Mazzini visto da
Verdi: da modello venerato di patriottismo a profeta esecrato,” in Giuseppe Verdi e il Risorgimento, edited by Ester Capuzzo, Antonio Casu and Angelo G. Sabatini (Rubbettino Editore, 2014).
The award committee noted: “In his richly detailed essay, Carlo Romano
examines a new source for Giuseppe Verdi’s Inno Populare, Giovanni
Gualberto Guidi’s edition (Florence ca. 1849), discovered (2011) in the
private archive of Antonello Palazzolo. Through analysis of historical
record, textual evidence, and correspondence between Verdi, Giuseppe
Mazzini, who commissioned the hymn, Goffredo Mameli, who wrote the
text, and contemporary journalists and publishers, Romano convincingly
shows that the Guidi edition not only pre-dates but supersedes in
importance the post-Unification edition (Milan 1865) by Paolo De
Giorgi, long regarded as the earliest published version of the Inno.”
An English translation of Dr. Romano’s essay will appear in a future issue of the Verdi Forum.
Verdi Forum online
sponsorship of the American Institute for Verdi
Studies, since its inception in 1976 the Verdi
Forum (formerly the Verdi Newsletter)
has published essays, documents, and conference
proceedings, which have contributed meaningfully to
the scholarly literature on Verdi. It also
provided ephemeral news of forthcoming events and
information of interest to members of the AIVS.
the journal focuses on permanent scholarship and is a peer-reviewed,
annual publication under the editorship of Roberta Montemorra Marvin.
In an exciting new development, we are beginning to make selected issues of the Verdi Newsletter and Verdi Forum available online. Please follow this link for free access to online content.
Recent updates include full online availability of issues 9-10 and 17-18, containing lists of Verdi's music, librettos, production materials, and other research materials, prepared by AIVS co-director Linda B. Fairtile.
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