'He brought life back to a microcosm of music that is not only pride of Manfredonia but also of all Puglia. I hope Alessio Olivieri work constitutes an example for other scholars .' (Francesco Sanvitale)
Bellucci was one of the most illustrious citizens in the history of the city of Manfredonia. He was a composer, historian, and lawyer originally from Troy (Puglia- Italy), but born in Manfredonia, and he worked in severaly locations in southern Italy, leaving many musical compositions, most of which are still unpublished.
The book is configured as a monography that, deepening analyzing and rewriting the biographical sketch of Bellucci as a composer - specifically through the analysis of manuscripts and printed editions of twelve romances (art songs) for voice and piano - contextualizes the author and his production in the complex landscape of nineteenth-century chamber romance.
The book is accompanied by a CD recording of seven romances, performed by soprano Elisa Ramon and pianist David Osellame, representing the world premiere recording of compositions by Bellucci.
The publication of the book is part of a much larger project promoted by the 'Associazione Culturale Musicale "F. Chopin' of Manfredonia, started a few years ago with the intention to disclose the local musical heritage, trying to make it accessible to everybody, and to make it known outside the regionalarea.
The book is distributed free and is available for consultation in the most important conservatories, academies and musical institutions in Italy.