Music nowadays is considered like a necessity in each european country Charles Burney – Musical journey through Italy – 1770
Tesori Musicali Toscani
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The research lines, planned yearly by the scientific committee and by the board of directors, aim at studying music by Tuscan composers – for birth or education – and insert them in the broader context of the past connections between Tuscany and major European musical centres.
Currently the staff at Tuscan Musical Treasures is working on the following two projects:
In the first two years of activity, researches have mainly been focused on Antonio Brunelli, figure still unknown to the wide public, composer from Tuscany who lived between the 16th and 17th century; by him AuserMusici has recorded the wonderful ‘Fioretti spirituali’.
Other topic of historical and musical research is on the genre known as ‘concerto grosso’, musical form typical of the Baroque time. Two important composers from Tuscany show particular interest towards this form: Francesco Barsanti and Francesco Geminiani, whose works had enormous success in England.