Musicologist David Dolata is FIU’s “Gentleman de la Renaissance”



The Bulletin de la Société Française de Luth has referred to FIU Associate Professor of Musicology David Dolata as a “gentleman de la Renaissance” for his activities as a scholar and performer.

Dolata recently completed a residency at the Boston University Center for Early Music Studies where he served as an affiliate faculty member. During his time there, David presented a seminar at the Boston University Editorial Institute, on ‘Editing Across Disciplines’.  This work pertains to producing recordings of early seventeenth-century Italian music based on poetic song texts from manuscripts. He also lectured on ‘Historical Temperaments on Lutes’ in conjunction with his forthcoming book from Indiana University Press, Meantone Temperaments on Lutes and Viols: A Practical Guide.

The week concluded with a concert of 17th and 18th-century Italian music performed by his group Il Furioso with Venezuelan recorder virtuoso Aldo Abreu at the Boston University College of Fine Arts.

Currently,  Il Furioso’s “Saetta pur saetta” is the second most played track on Early Music America’s website. Early Music America (EMA) is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to strengthen the early music community in North America.

David has been appointed visiting research professor at the Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance – CNRS of the Université François-Rabelais de Tours this summer. He will serve as editor and contributor to Le Corpus des Luthistes, a collection of 400 essays accompanied by facsimiles and musical transcriptions for every type of historical lute notation. This encyclopedic work is scheduled for publication in 2014 by Brepols in Belgium.

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