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History & Politics, Music

The Extravagance of Venice

What Makes it Italian? Discovering Regional Characteristics in Music

October 19, 2020
6:30 pm

Venice’s splendor and Carnival spirit reflect in its extravagant music. Composers discussed include Giuseppe Tartini, famous for his “Devil’s trill.”

What Makes It Italian? Discovering Regional Characteristics in Music is a music listening and discussion group that meets online on the Zoom platform and is open to everyone.

Participation is free.

The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.

Please email to confirm your attendance and receive an invitation link.

Casa Italiana NYU’s music listening club goes on a regional tasting tour! Discover how Italy’s regional schools contribute to italianità and to the larger picture of European musical development. We listen to and discuss selections ranging from Venetian violin virtuosity to Sicilian folk songs; Florentine madrigals to Bolognese instrumental music; and Roman sacred music to Neapolitan opera.