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Inferno: Dante and Music

Inferno: Dante and Music
Speaker Dimitris Kountouras

The rich connotations of Dante’s works at a literary level have been the object of study of many scholars. But how is music related to his poetry? What references are there, and what was musical life like in Florence of his time?
An attempt to analyse the theme of music in Dante’s Inferno as well as the wider musical background of the time, with a parallel presentation of live musical examples on period instruments.
This lecture is an introduction to the musical performance ‘Inferno–In Dante’s Hell’ (28-30 Nov. 2019).