Huub van der Linden

Within the PerformArt project Huub van der Linden is examining musical life in Bologna in the 17th and 18th centuries and its exchanges with Rome, focusing on networks of aristocratic families connecting the two cities and comparing the features which characterise their musical venues.

Huub van der Linden is a musicologist and historian. He holds a Masters degree in Musicology from the University of Utrecht and another in Cultural and Intellectual History of the Renaissance from the Warburg Institute in London (the latter cum laude). He earned his doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence with a thesis on the circulation of the Italian oratorio around 1700. He has received numerous international fellowships. In 2013-14 he was a fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University, and has recently received further scholarships from the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung in Berlin and the Houghton Library in Harvard, amongst others.

Huub van der Linden has published works on various issues concerning Italy in the modern age, principally on music, the visual arts and the history of publication, often weaving links between these fields. The common thread is to be identified in the processes of circulation of objects, texts (both musical and of other kinds), as well as knowledge. Recent publications include work on music printing and the material culture of celebrity.

Publications

“Medals and chamber pots for Faustina Bordoni: Celebrity and material culture in early eighteenth-century Italy,” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (online version published: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1754-0208.12343/full).

“Printing music in early eighteenth-century Italy: Workshop practices at the Silvani firm in Bologna,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 109:4 (2015), 491-532.

“A bio-bibliographical approach to the circulation of Italian oratorio around 1700: The case of Francesco Pistocchi and Il martirio di san Adriano,” Archiv für Musikwissenschaft 68:1 (2011), 29-60.

“Benedetto Pamphilj as librettist: Mary Magdalene and the harmony of the spheres in Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno”, Recercare 16 (2004), 133-61.

Huub van der Linden

Nel contesto di Performart, Huub Van der Linden si occupa della vita musicale a Bologna tra Sei- e Settecento e degli scambi con Roma, concentrandosi sulle reti di famiglie aristocratiche che collegano le due città e paragonando le particolarità che caratterizzano i loro spazi musicali.

Huub van der Linden è musicologo e storico. Ha un Master in Musicologia dell’Università di Utrecht e uno in Storia Culturale e Intellettuale del Rinascimento del Warburg Institute a Londra (quest’ultimo cum laude). Ha conseguito il dottorato di ricerca presso l’European University Institute a Firenze con una tesi sulla circolazione dell’oratorio italiano intorno al 1700. Ha ricevuto numerosi fellowship internazionali. Nel 2013-14 è stato fellow dell’Italian Academy for Advanced Studies alla Columbia University, e recentemente ha ricevuto altre borse di studio dallo Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung a Berlino e la Houghton Library a Harvard, tra altri.

Huub Van der Linden ha pubblicato su vari temi riguardanti l’Italia dell’epoca moderna, principalmente sulla musica, le arti visive e la storia del libro, spesso tessendo legami tra questi campi: il filo conduttore è da indentificarsi nei processi di circolazione di oggetti, testi (musicali e non), e saperi. Pubblicazioni recenti comprendono lavori sulla stampa musicale e la cultura materiale della celebrità.

Pubblicazioni principali

“Medals and chamber pots for Faustina Bordoni: Celebrity and material culture in early eighteenth-century Italy,” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (online version published: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1754-0208.12343/full).

“Printing music in early eighteenth-century Italy: Workshop practices at the Silvani firm in Bologna,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 109:4 (2015), 491-532.

“A bio-bibliographical approach to the circulation of Italian oratorio around 1700: The case of Francesco Pistocchi and Il martirio di san Adriano,” Archiv für Musikwissenschaft 68:1 (2011), 29-60.

“Benedetto Pamphilj as librettist: Mary Magdalene and the harmony of the spheres in Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno”, Recercare 16 (2004), 133-61.