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Music across Borders: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Spanish, Italian, and French Exchanges in the Early Modern Era

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lacie Eades and Guillermo Luppi (Duke Musicology)
CMRS Graduate Student Panel

Please join us for this Duke graduate student panel featuring new research on early modern musicology. We hope to provide an interdisciplinary audience to engage with these students.

Analyzing the music of Giovanni Rovetta (1596-1668), maestro of the Basilica of San Marco, within the context of seventeenth-century cosmopolitanism and patronage, Lacie Eades reveals the music's sonic representation of Venetian prestige and power and its appeal to visiting French diplomats.

Guillermo Luppi approaches the landmark Spanish Cancionero of Juan del Encina (ca. 1468-1529) as a cohesive oeuvre, fully designed in the interarts, featuring prose texts, sacred and secular poetry, songs, and dramatic plays. The Cancionero emerges as a pivotal work for early music history that reveals its author's overlooked mastery as a composer, and underscores the sophistication of Iberian art during the critical transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

Following the session, all in attendance are invited to a dinner social in downtown Durham (location TBA). Please RSVP to Michael Cornett at if you plan to join the group for dinner.