“Digitizing Early Modern Music and Poetry.” March 13, 5:30 pm, Gilman 479

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The Italian Program presents: “Digitizing Early Modern Music and Poetry: The Tasso in Music Project,” a lecture by Professor Emiliano Ricciardi.

Emiliano Ricciardi is Assistant Professor of Music History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, which he completed in 2013 with the support of an ACLS/Mellon fellowship, and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. He also holds a Diploma in violin performance from the University of Rome and a B.A. in humanities from the University of Rome.

Professor Ricciardi’s talk will explore aspects of the musical reception of Torquato Tasso’s poetry. It will also feature a presentation of the NEH-funded project “Tasso in Music: Digital Edition of the Settings of Torquato Tasso’s Poetry, c. 1570–1640” [http://www.tassomusic.org/]