Polyphony in Dante’s Paradiso

Mar 08, 2021 321

On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, The Italian Cultural Society is pleased to host Prof. Francesco Ciabattoni from Georgetown University. Join us for our March Cultural EventPolyphony in Dante’s Paradiso. Sunday, March 21st, 3:00 pm (ET), on Zoom. The event is in anticipation of the Dantedì, March 25th, the official day dedicated to the sommo poeta in Italy and in the world.

The talk will track the musical progression in the poem from Inferno’s “unholy racket” to unisonal performance and finally to harmony in heaven, revealing the complex authorial strategy that marks the passage from musical punishment in hell, to a self-centred itinerary of individual purification in purgatory, to the reconciliation of human multiplicity and divine unity in paradise. Please find more information and registration on our website.

SOURCE: The Italian Cultural Society of Washington D.C

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