Pierpaolo Polzonetti has been awarded the H.Colin Slim Award for his essay "Tartini and the Tongue of Saint Anthony".
“The H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of exceptional merit, published during the previous year (2015) in any language and in any country by a scholar who is past the early stages of her or his career and who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.” (http://www.ams-net.org/awards/slim.php)
This is what the selection committee had to say about Pierpaolo's essay:
“The winning article is both richly imaginative and firmly rooted in documentary evidence. This beautifully written essay illuminates the connections between the religious rituals of the Basilica of Padua and the performance of Tartini’s concertos. What seems at first a highly specific study of music at one Basilica throws new light onto the relationships between instrumental music and language; between musical works and the beliefs that animate them. This virtuosic study will surely inspire others to take scholarly risks. We are happy to commend Pierpaolo Polzonetti for "Tartini and the Tongue of Saint Anthony,” published in JAMS in summer 2014.”
(2015 Slim Award committee)