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Research in Music: Emiliano Ricciardi

Emiliano Ricciardi, Assistant Professor of Music History at UMass Amherst,offers a lecture entitled “Music Contra Text: Neapolitan Madrigalists Set Tasso.” Ricciardi’s main research area is the late Italian madrigal, with an emphasis on the settings of Tasso’s poetry. He is the director and general editor of the Tasso in Music Project - a digital edition of the musical settings of Tasso’s poetry, for which he recently received a major three-year Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.