Guest Editorial


  • Alessandro Cecchi Università di Pisa
  • Maurizio Corbella Università degli Studi di Milano



Film Music Histories, Ethnographies, Italian cinema, 1960s

Author Biographies

Alessandro Cecchi, Università di Pisa

Alessandro Cecchi is Lecturer in Musicology and Music History at the University of Pisa. He obtained his Ph.D. in Musicology at the University of Pavia in 2007. His research interests cover music theory (Kurth, Schenker), musical aesthetics (Adorno, Benjamin), music and German literature (Thomas Mann, Wolfgang Hildesheimer), the symphonies of Bruckner and Mahler, the stage works by Luciano Berio, the history of film music in Italy (Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, industrial films of the economic miracle), the circulation of musical performance through media (Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli), and the problem of contemporary musical listening. His publications include book chapters (Oxford University Press, Pavia University Press, Kaplan, LIM, Pacini, Astrolabio-Ubaldini, Enciclopedia Italiana), journal articles (Il Saggiatore musicaleStudi musicaliMusic Sound and the Moving Image, Musica/TecnologiaAisthesisCultura tedesca), edited books (Routledge, NeoClassica) and guest-edited journal issues (Civiltà musicaleRivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale) focused on the aforementioned topics. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Archival Notes: Sources and Research from the Institute of Music (Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice).

Maurizio Corbella, Università degli Studi di Milano

Maurizio Corbella is senior lecturer in musicology at the University of Milan, where he received his PhD in 2010. He had previous appointments at the Universities of Vienna and Kiel and received research grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel. He co-chairs the Sound and Music in Media workgroup of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS). His chief interests and publications focus on music and sound in audiovisual media, popular music and cultural musicology. He has published articles on Italian film music, electroacoustic music in film, and the music biopic in international peer-reviewed journals (Music and the Moving ImageCinéma&CieCinémas[email protected]) and essays collections (Leuven University Press, Routledge). He co-edited (with Ilario Meandri) the special double issue "Music, Sound and Production Process in Italian Cinema (1950-75)" for the journal Musica/Tecnologia (2015). He is the English translator of Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words (Oxford University Press, 2019).






How to Cite

Cecchi, A., & Corbella, M. (2019). Guest Editorial. Journal of Film Music, 8(1-2), 5–12.