Dec. 2Friday2:30-3:30pmFine Arts Center Room 272FREE Research in Music Lecture Series Emiliano Ricciardi (UMass), speaker
Form in the Late Italian Madrigal: Torquato Tasso's Literary Theories and Their Musical Implications.
This paper examines the work of the most important poet of late sixteenth-century Italy, Torquato Tasso (1544-1595). I argue that through his treatises and poems Tasso contributed to the creation of a widespread taste for goal-oriented poetic forms, in which each line or section builds momentum towards a closing statement. This taste finds a musical counterpart in the emphasis that many madrigal composers place on the endings of their compositions, particularly those based on the poetry of Tasso and his circle.
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Saturday, December 3 @ 9am-11am in Bezanson Recital Hall Chamber Music Masterclass with James Dunham, violist
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