Peter Allsop and Joyce Lindorff originally intended to investigate the origin of Arcangelo Corelli’s influence on the sonatas of Teodorico Pedrini, a Vincentian who served in China’s imperial court from 1711 to 1746. He was at the center of the conflict over the Chinese Rites, which led to the suppression of the first Catholic mission to China. During their research, Allsop and Lindorff discovered a wealth of letters and diaries by or about Pedrini. His music and his capacity as court music master were “key to his unequalled intimacy with a succession of Chinese emperors.” Allsop and Lindorff review the past research on Pedrini, explore his relationship with Emperor Kangxi, and explain the importance of music and multiculturalism at court. Pedrini’s music is also discussed.
Allsop, Peter C. D. Phil. and Lindorff, Joyce D.M.A.
"Teodorico Pedrini: The Music and Letters of an 18th-century Missionary in China,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 27
, Article 3.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol27/iss2/3