The Musica in Ateneo concert is part of the Padua in the Twentieth Century events from the 8×8: 8 storie per 8 secoli series offered by the Department of Cultural Heritage (DBC) professors and researchers. The multidisciplinary schedule of events aims to illustrate the connection between academic and city life in celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the University of Padua.
The concert, under Paola Dessì and the Concentus Musicus Patavinus, held on Monday 12 December in the Sala dei Giganti in Palazzo Liviano, welcomes Coro Grande del Concentus Musicus Patavinus on stage directed by Maestro Ignazio Vazzoler.
Certain musicians have left their mark on key moments that define the twentieth century at the University of Padua. Riccardo Zandonai composed the 1922 anthem played at the 700th anniversary of the University of Padua under Rector Luigi Lucatello. Former music history professor Gian Francesco Malipiero composed the song Universa Universis under Rector Carlo Anti in 1942. This era revolved mostly around the medieval repertoire of songs performed by the clerici vagantes based on the discovery of the Monaco del Codex Buranus manuscript that contains goliardic songs from the 11th and 12th centuries. The manuscript inspired the Carmina Burana cantata composed in 1932 by Carl Orff, and more recently the harmonized lyrics by Jan Novàk, printed in Padua by the publisher G. Zanibon in the early 1970s.
Participation is free with registration.