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VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
ROMANTICISM: Explore the late George Colerick's fascinating series of articles encroaching on the subjects of melody, romanticism, operetta and humour in music.
The Italian composer, violinist and proponent of modal theory Giovanni Maria Bononcini was born on 23 September 1642 at Modena, where, from 1671, he was a court musician. In 1673 he published an influential treatise on music called Musico Prattico. He died in Modena on 18 November 1678. His two sons, Giovanni Battista Bononcini and Antonio Maria Bononcini, were also composers.