Music, Art and Renaissance at Teatro Ristori in Verona 🇮🇹

The passion of Giuseppe Mazzini, one of the most charismatic political figures of the 19th century, for music emerges several times from the substantial harvest of his writings. The short volume entitled Philosophy of music, written in exile in Switzerland in the mid-30s of the nineteenth century, is certainly the best known testimony and gives us an intellectual of great cultural breadth who draws his political vitality from philosophy, from literature. and the arts.

The Educational Review Music and the Arts is back with the musicologist Paolo Bolpagni who tells us about an unprecedented side of Giuseppe Mazzini, guitar enthusiast and composer. We rediscover the genius of an intellectual of great cultural breadth, with the very young talents of Saverio Gabrielli on the violin and Lorenzo Bernardi on the guitar.

According to Giuseppe Mazzini, music is the perfume of the universe. His love for music was not a simple delight: during his exile in Switzerland he wrote the Philosophy of Music, a philosophical love letter that elevates the power of music to “drag tales, animate men, their partner of life “. To pay homage to his words, the Ristori Theater will host Paolo Bolpagni in a new appointment of Le Arti e la Musica, broadcast in streaming on March 28th.


Niccolò Paganini (Genova 1782 – Nizza 1840)
Sonata n. 1 in La minore dal “Centone di Sonate”
Introduzione – Allegro

Mauro Giuliani (Bisceglie 1781 – Napoli 1829)
Gran Duetto Concertante op. 52
Andante sostenuto
Menuetto, Allegro vivace – Trio
Rondò Militare, Allegretto

Niccolò Paganini (Genova 1782 – Nizza 1840)
Sonata concertata in La Maggiore MS 2
Allegro spiritoso
Adagio assai espressivo