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Music in Bologna, musicians in Bologna.
Iscrizioni commemorative a soggetto musicale a Bologna, on the occasion of the 335th anniversary of foundation of the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna, 2001, 12 pp.

Inscrizioni commemorativeIt is possibile to find  evidence of Bolognaís musical past in the marble inscriptions placed on the walls of its historical buildings. This booklet describes the inscriptions linked to the most famous musiciansí staying in Bologna and to its most prestigious musical institutions. The list of memorial tablets includes explanatory notes with indication of the occasion on which they were engraved, of the places where they were put and of dates; where possible, the booklet indicates the authors of the texts of the inscriptions, here transcribed in full and respecting the original subdivision of words.
Among the musicians named in the 25 tablets mentioned here below, Gioacchino Rossiniís name is the most recurring one, amounting to as many as 8 homages; there follow Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and Stanislao Mattei (1750-1825) with two homages. Other musicians remembered are Carlo Broschi named Farinelli (1705-1782), Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848), Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Adelaide Borghi-Mamo (1829-1901), Stefano Gobatti (1852-1913), Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909), Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936), Mariele Ventre (1939-1995).
In its tradition, the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna has always promoted events dedicated to the memory of prestigious Philarmonic Academic musicians; in the course of history, the Accademia has provided for eight memorial tablets, as many as the municipality of Bologna; therefore, Bologna is probably the Italian city with the highest number of memorial tablets having musical subject on its walls.

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