Daniele Cannavò, obtained the II Level Academic Diploma in Musical Disciplines with honors at the State Conservatory of Music "A. Scontrino" in Trapani. In addition to his musical studies, he has also studied musicology, with the publication of critical editions of sacred music by Italian authors of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as the activity of cataloger as operator of the SBN Web application for the library pole of the Province of Catania. He was the winner of three research grants announced by the University of Catania aimed at cataloguing and digitizing the musical fund of the Bellini Museum of Catania. He obtained a fixed-term position as transcriber of musical autographs at the Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage of the University of Pavia-Cremona.
Title: PaciniInRete. Annotated catalogue of primary sources relating to Giovanni Pacini's opera production in the years 1824-1835
The research project aims to document the knowledge on the composer Giovanni Pacini through the establishment of a special database in which information on musical sources and librettos, concerning the Pacinian opera repertoire of the years 1824-1835, are integrated with other information taken from the biography of the author or from the newspapers of the time or from archive funds, so as to be able to shed light both on the context of production of the works examined and on that of their reception. In this perspective, the study of the network of professional relationships that underlie Pacini's artistic activity as a composer and director of the productions promoted by the theatrical impresario Domenico Barbaja assumes particular interest. The decision to concentrate the research on a chronological interval limited to the eleven years between the beginning of Pacini's working relationship with Barbaja in Naples and his temporary retirement from the opera scene is dictated by the desire to direct the investigation on an almost unpublished corpus of operatic compositions with respect to which a systematic and in-depth study is still lacking.
Other activities during the PhD:
- Member of the editorial board delegate for musical examples for the journal «Bollettino di studi belliniani" (VIII – 2022).
- Member of the editorial board delegate for musical examples for the journal «Studi Verdiani»(31 - 2023).
Participation in conferences as a speaker:
«Sicut in coelo, et in terra», Commissioning and Production of Sacred Music in Italy from the Middle Ages to Today. International Virtual Conference, 6-8/10/2023: Musica e pratiche devozionali nel Monastero benedettino di San Nicolò l’Arena tra Sette-Ottocento: osservanza e persistenza del culto dell’Infanzia di Gesù Bambino (with Maria Rosa De Luca)
2007: Transcription and revision of the cantata Qui pugnavi celeste Guerriera by Pietro Platania published as an appendix to the volume by Nunzio Schilirò, Pietro Platania e la sua Musica Sacra. Commemorazione nel centenario della morte 1907-2007, edited by Istituto Diocesano di Musica Sacra, Catania.
2012: Cataldo Amodei, Con affetto di cielo. Cantata for soprano and through bass, Musedita, Albese con Cassano (CO).
2012: Alessandro Scarlatti, Mottetti sacri ad una, due, tre e quattro voci con Violino per ogni tempo (Napoli, 1702), critical edition by D. Calcamo, D. Cannavò, M. R. De Luca, Ut Orpheus, Bologna.
2014: Un inedito libretto dell’Oratorio della SS.ma Vergine di Carissimi, in L’opera musicale di Giacomo Carissimi. Fonti, catalogazioni, attribuzioni. Atti del convegno internazionale di studi. Roma, 18-19 novembre 2005 (L’Arte armonica 14, Serie III, Studi e testi) edited by Daniele Torelli, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma, pp. 173-176.
2015: Domenico Campisi, Lilia Campi a 2, 3, 4, 5 e 6 voci (Roma, 1627), critical edition by D. Calcamo, D. Cannavò, M. R. De Luca, Olschki, Firenze, (Musiche Rinascimentali Siciliane, 26).
2016: Il fascino del fantastico-soprannaturale nel sinfonismo di metà ottocento, Programme of the symphonic season of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania (concerts of 22 and 23 April 2016)
2018: L’evoluzione del trio da camera tra stile classico e romantico, Programme of the symphonic season of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania (concert of 25 May 2018)
2019: Quando il destino bussa alla porta, Programme of the symphonic season of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania (concert of 24 May 2019)
2019: Dal fuoco dell’Etna alla gelida Finlandia: Itinerario musicale tra gli estremi confini d'Europa, Programme of the symphonic season of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania (concerts of 23 e 24 November 2019)
Article in Journal:
Le due versioni di un Tantum ergo giovanile di Vincenzo Bellini, «Bollettino di studi Belliniani», VIII, 2022, pp. 32-63.