Predrag Gosta

Research Interests

17th/18th century music (especially Monteverdi); English theatre music (especially Stephen Storace); performance practice; construction of musical Instruments and historical tunings; conducting schools and rehearsing techniques; vocal pedagogy; music of Andreas Makris; sacred choral music

Area of proposed thesis

My research, supervised by Prof. Suzanne Aspden, focuses on Stephen Storace’s pastiche opera The Siege of Belgrade, premiered in 1791 at the Drury Lane Theatre in London. I intend to reconstruct the score, since only a particello of the opera is currently in existence. Since Storace borrowed some musical numbers from the works of Mozart, Salieri, Paisiello and Martin y Soler (AKA Martini), those sections of The Siege will be reconstructed according to the original scoring from the sources. The other part of the opera will need to be recreated, following the examples from the surviving operas by the composer and his contemporaries. A public performance has also been planned, together with an audio and video recording which will follow, and an accompanying website documenting the research.

Publications

Article “The Hungarian School of Choral Composers 1950-2000” (with John B. Haberlen). Choral Journal, 41:1, 29-35 (2000)

Various articles for early music magazine Continuo. 1991-1996.

Selected Recordings

Claudio Monteverdi: L’Orfeo. New Trinity Baroque and La Pifarescha, with soloists of the New Belgrade Opera (forthcoming).

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20, Violin Concerto No. 4. Makris Symphony Orchestra, with Natasa Veljkovic (piano) and Milica Zulus (violin). Edition Lilac EL191011 (2019)

Dietrich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri. New Trinity Baroque. Edition Lilac EL181109 (2018)

Modest Mussorgsky (orch. M. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition; Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances. London Symphony Orchestra. Edition Lilac EL160530 (2016)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concertos. New Trinity Baroque, with Carrie Krause and Adriane Post (violins). Edition Lilac EL160903 (2016)

Andreas Makris: Orchestral Works. London Symphony Orchestra. Edition Lilac EL150203 (2015)

Baroque Christmas. New Trinity Baroque, with Kathryn Mueller and Wanda Yang Temko (sopranos). Edition Lilac EL291211-2 (2012)

Antonio Vivaldi: Concertos. New Trinity Baroque, with Michael Fields (lute), Carrie Krause (violin), André Laurent O’Neil (cello), etc. Edition Lilac EL181210-2 (2010)

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater. New Trinity Baroque, with Evelyn Tubb (soprano) and Terry Barber (countertenor). Edition Lilac EL151108-2 (2008)

Giacomo Carissimi: Jonas & Jephte. New Trinity Baroque and Oxford Chorale. Edition Lilac EL300806-2 (2006)

Henry Purcell: Dido & Aeneas. New Trinity Baroque, with Evelyn Tubb (soprano) and Thomas Meglioranza (baritone). Edition Lilac EL200204-2 (2004)

A complete list of CD publications may be found on the website predraggosta.com

Additional Activities

An active performer – conductor, harpsichordist and baritone.

Artistic Director: New Trinity Baroque, Belgrade Early Music Festival, Belgrade Baroque Academy.

Principal Conductor: Makris Symphony Orchestra, New Belgrade Opera, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre.

Editor: Mediterranean Press, UrtextEditions.com

Website: predraggosta.com

Funding

Andreas and Margaret Makris Doctoral Research Scholarship

Subjects Taught

Introduction to Music; Special Topics in Music History; Oxford Chorale; Voice (Oxford College of Emory University)

Historically Informed Performance; Voice; Basso Continuo; Baroque Orchestra; Tuning and Temperaments (Belgrade Baroque Academy)