Antonio Cascelli is a musicologist and performer specialising in piano accompaniment. His main research interest is in the history of music theory, with particular focus on analysis, theory, metaphor and performance.
Antonio studied piano in Rome with the pianist Elena Matteucci, member of the acclaimed Italian Quartetto Michelangelo and obtained the Piano Diploma in 1990. He gained his degree in Literature and Philosophy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1997. In 1998 he started studying at the University of Southampton, where he first gained a Masters in Musicology with a dissertation on Claudio Monteverdi, and subsequently completed a PhD on Schenker’s unpublished analyses of the music of Chopin. During his PhD Antonio was awarded a grant from the University of Southampton and from the journal Music Analysis to pursue further PhD research at the New York Public Library.
Before joining the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in September 2008 as Lecturer in Performance Studies, Antonio worked part-time at the University of Southampton (2004-06), where he also held an Early Career Teaching Fellowship in 2006-07. In 2007-08 he held a post as Lecturer in Music at the University of Hull. He taught Baroque, Classical and Romantic music history, as well as modules on music analysis, harmony and counterpoint, Schenkerian analysis and ensemble performance.
Antonio collaborates with Radio Vaticana in Rome, Italy, for which he has recorded programmes on Schenkerian Analysis, English Art Songs, the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, and Chopin.
Research: Antonio has presented papers at international conferences, including the annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America (New York, 2014; Washington, 2012), the 15th Baroque Music Conference (Southampton, 2012) the Medieval and Renaissance Conference (Birmingham, 2014; Nottingham, 2012; Certaldo, Italy, 2013), the Fourth International Schenker Symposium in New York (2006) and the Seventh and the Eighth International Academic Conferences organized by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (Warsaw, 2007 and 2008), the Anniversary Chopin Congress in Warsaw (2010), and the 16th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music at the University of Southampton (2010).
He has published articles and reviews in Cambridge Opera Journal, Early Music, Ad Parnassum, Studi Musicali, Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, Music & Letters, JSM. His most recent publications include articles on Claudio Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Cambridge Opera Journal 29/2, 2017); the importance of Chopin’s music in the development of Schenker’s analytical thought (Essays from the Fourth International Schenker Symposium, Vol. 2, Eds. L. Poundie Burstein, Lynne Rogers and Karen M. Bottge, Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2013) and an article on architectural metaphors in Vincenzo Galilei’s Dialogo della Musica Antica et della Moderna in The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture, eds. Tim Shephard and Anne Leonard, New York, Routlegde, 2014. His book on Schenker and Chopin has been published by the Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM, 2018).
He has coordinated the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference (MedRen2018) in Maynooth.
As perfomer, Antonio is active as accompanist, collaborating with singer Virginia Kerr, Niamh Murray, Eamonn Mulhall, Dr Francesca Placanica, and cellist Dr Alison Hood.
|2021||Cascelli A.; Condon D. (2021) Experiencing music and visual cultures: Threshold, intermediality, synchresis. [DOI]|
|2018||Antonio Cascelli (2018) Schenker's Chopin. Files from the Oster Collection. Lucca: LIM.|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2020||Antonio Cascelli (2020) 'The experience of nature, time and lightness in Goffredo Petrassi's Laudes Creaturarum'. Chigiana. Journal of Musicological Studies, 50 .|
|2019||Cascelli A. (2019) 'L'orfeo: Memory, recollection, and the tragedy of choosing between seeing and hearing'. Philomusica, 17 :273-308. [DOI]|
|2018||Cascelli, A (2018) 'L'ORFEO: MEMORY, RECOLLECTION, AND THE TRAGEDY OF CHOOSING BETWEEN SEEING AND HEARING'. Philomusica, 17 :273-308.|
|2018||Antonio Cascelli (2018) 'L'Orfeo: Memory, Recollection, and the Tragedy of Choosing between Seeing and Hearing in Philomusica On-line, 17/1 (2018)'. 17 (1). [Link] [Full-Text]|
|2017||Cascelli A. (2017) 'Place, Performance and Identity in Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda'. Cambridge Opera Journal, 29 (2):152-188. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2007||Dr Antonio Cascelli (2007) 'Analisi schenkeriana in prospettiva metaforica attraverso I Preludi no. 1, 2 , e 15, Op. 28 di Chopin'. Studi Musicali, 1 :161-189. [Full-Text]|
|2005||Dr Antonio Cascelli (2005) 'Noche Oscura: linguaggio della crisis, crisi del linguaggio'. Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, 4 :506-516.|
|2003||Dr Antonio Cascelli (2003) 'Heinrich Schenker, Chopin's Berceuse Op. 57, and the Rhetoric of Variations'. AD PARNASSUM, II :51-79.|
|2019||Antonio Cascelli (2019) Chopin and his world, Edited by Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017 in The Chopin Review 2. [Book Review]|
|2014||Cascelli, A (2014) Chopin and his Critics: An Anthology (Up to World War I). NEW YORK: [Book Review] [DOI]|
|2013||Dr Antonio Cascelli (2013) Mauro Calcagno, From Madrigal to opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2012). [Book Review]|
|2009||Cascelli, A (2009) SchenkerGuide: A Brief Handbook and a Website for Schenkerian Analysis. MALDEN: [Book Review] [DOI]|
|2009||Dr Antonio Cascelli (2009) Tom Pankhurst, Schenker Guide. A brief Handbook and Website for Schenkerian Analysis (New York and Londond: Routledge, 2008). [Book Review]|
|2009||Cascelli, Antonio (2009) Nicholas Cook, The Schenker Project. Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-siècle Vienna (2007). [Book Review] http://www.music.ucc.ie/JSMI/index.php/jsmi|
|2007||Dr Antonio Cascelli (2007) Claudio Monteverdi, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, ed. Alan Curtis (London: Novello, 2002). [Book Review]|
|2006||Dr Antonio Cascelli (2006) Fryderyl Chopin , The Complete Chopin - A new Critical Edition, Preludes Op. 28, Op. 45, ed. Jean AJacques Eigeldinger (Londond, Frankfurt, Leipzig, New York: Edition Peters, EP7532). [Book Review]|
|2017||Antonio Cascelli (2017) Monteverdi and the parola scenica in performance. [Reviews] [Link]|
|2019||Antonio Cascelli (2019) What opera tells us about the issues of the day’. [Online Multimedia] [Link]|