The revised content of the ICAMus session on Florence-born American composer Alberto Bimboni (1882-1960) and his unpublished "All-Indian" Opera, Winona (1915-1918) at the “Intersections/Intersezioni” Conference (Florence, June 1st, 2017), edited by Aloma Bardi, are available for download (PDF) on the ICAMus Website. Articles by Davide Ceriani & Alexandra Monchick, Barbara Boganini, Aloma Bardi, and Gretchen Peters.
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WINONA, "ALL-INDIAN OPERA"
BY FLORENTINE-AMERICAN COMPOSER
ALBERTO BIMBONI (1882-1960)
AND THE ITALIAN CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDIANIST MOVEMENT
IN AMERICAN MUSIC AND CULTURE
EDITED BY ALOMA BARDI
IN OUR IN-DEPTH PREVIEWS SECTION.
(In the photo below) Alberto Bimboni, Winona, Act I, Scene 1. Orchestral Score, pp. 10-11: depiction of the night, the flute call, Chatonska’s arrival on his canoe and his love call. Unpublished. Copy of holograph manuscript. The ICAMus Archive.
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ON ALBERTO BIMBONI'S UNPUBLISHED AMERICAN OPERA, WINONA, AND THE ICAMus SESSION AT THE "INTERSECTIONS/INTERSEZIONI" INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN FLORENCE, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY - FLORENCE PROGRAM, PROFS. FULVIO SANTO ORSITTO & SIMONA WRIGHT, DIRECTORS, JUNE 1ST, 2017,
(In the 2 photos below) Alberto Bimboni, Winona, Act III, Final Scene (Death of Winona): Lullaby. Piano-Vocal Score, pp. 214-215. Unpublished. Copy of holograph manuscript. The ICAMus Archive.
Winona is an unpublished opera (1915-1918) by Florentine-American composer, conductor, and teacher, Alberto Bimboni (Florence 1882 - New York 1960, in the US from 1911). It was performed in the US in 1926 and 1928 to great success and critical acclaim. Since the 1700s, the prominent Bimboni musical family had played an important role both in Italy and in the US, as inventors, composers, conductors, and teachers. A copy of the manuscript score of Winona and the unique Winona-related Scrap Book were donated to the ICAMus Archive in 2014 by a friend of the Bimboni family, Ms. Julia Jacobs of Monticello, NY (1922-2014).
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