Roberto De Caro

Roberto De Caro (Rome, 1964 - Bologna, 2022), musician, publisher, essayist, cultural promoter.

Without his visionary imagination and his constant commitment, the Ut Orpheus publishing house or the Libreria Musicale would not have been born in Bologna, and precious adventures such as the magazine Hortus Musicus and the journal Ad Parnassum, the series dedicated to the Opera Omnia of Muzio Clementi, Luigi Boccherini, Francesco Geminiani as well as many others - intellectual even before editorial - initiatives, which saw the involvement of some of the most prestigious personalities on the national and international scene (such as the conductors Riccardo Muti and Christopher Hogwood).

In 1991 he conducted and recorded for the ARTS label in Munich “L’Euridice” by Iacopo Peri and Ottavio Rinuccini. He published "L’armonioso artificio. Crisi del gusto musicale nel Settecento europeo. Estetica e poetica in Antonio Eximeno" (Ut Orpheus, 2014) and, together with Gaspare De Caro, “La Sinistra in guerra” (Colibrì, 2007) and “Storia senza memoria. Rossellini, Chabod, il Portico d’Ottavia e altri saggi” (Colibrì, 2008)

Those who knew and respected him will miss his culture (which he was always ready to generously share), his tenacity, his often biting humour.