Padre Martini’s Collection of Letters in The Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale
Padre Giambattista Martini was one of the dominating musical personalities of the 18thcentury. His correspondence with musicians from all of Europe’s most important courts and music centers illumines the musical life of his time. Until now no attempt has been made to index translate and annotate his correspondence housed in the Civico Musco Bibliographico Musicale in Bologna. This archive consists of 5878 entries in all over five thousand letters to him from almost one thousand persons and more than six hundred drafts of his answers.
Mullen Professor Emerita of Musicology at Rice University’s Shepard School of Music, where she was one of the founding faculty members and was for many years Chair of the Musicology Depatment, as well as serving as Interim Dean. Her publications include: Padre Martini’s Collection of Letters in the Cirvico Museo Bibliografico Musicale: An Annotated Index; 10 volumes of Masses in the series Seventeenth-Century Italian Sacred Music, for which she was General Editor; a volume of cantatas by Maurizio Cazzati in the series Solo Motets from the Seventeeth Century. Currently she is finishing an online bibliography of Italian prints of the Mass and office from 1520-1750 with colleague Jeffrey Kurtzman to be published on-line in the Journal of Seventeeth-Century Music.