Claire Genewein Doctoral degree

DocARTES-PhD candidate Claire Genewein will publicly defend her thesis:

Vokales Instrumentalspiel in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts

On 10 june, 20.00 PM a concert will be held at the Lutherse Kerk, Hooglandse Kerkgracht 26, 2312 HV Leiden, where she will present the artistic outcomes of her research project.

The concert will be comprised of works by Geminiani, Giordani, Corelli and Galuppi, for baroque flute and harpsichord, solo baroque flute and solo harpsichord.

On 11 june, 10.15 AM she will give a Masterclass/Lecture recital in Studio I of the Royal Conservatoire, Juliana Van Stolberglaan 1, 2595 CA The Hague.


Genewein describes her research as follows:

‘The performance practice of Italian instrumental music in relation to vocal music and text: Sources and their modern realization.

In my work I have shown that in the second half of the 18th century in Italy, one prepared instrumental music for performance with the help of texts. Central to this work is a treatise by Benvenuto Robbio Conte di San Raffaele stemming from the circle around Giuseppe Tartini which demonstrates the various steps of learning instrumental music through text underlay. Based on this, I could show how in various genres (solfeggi, recitatives, arias) numerous composers (Domenico Corri, Francesco Geminiani, Guiseppe Tartini) used texts and singing in preparing instrumental music for performance.

The influence of this sort of “vocal” preparation on the interpretation of instrumental music has proved itself to be very fruitful in my own playing as well as in my work with students.’

Last Modified: 22-05-2014