About This Event
The Musical Engravings of Modenese Lutenist Bellerofonte Castaldi (1580–1649)
Professor of Musicology at Florida International University, Dr. David Dolata connects the music and visual art of the Italian Renaissance. Artwork provides visual evidence of musical practice and performance that can be found in no other type of source. For instance, the Uffizi’s beloved Angelo che suona il liuto (c. 1520) by Giovanni di Jacopo Rosso Fiorentino clearly shows the type of lute the angel is playing, his hand positions, and even the disposition of the frets. With the assistance of recorded musical examples and Italian lutes, Dr. Dolata focuses on the artwork of multi-talented Modenese lutenist Bellerofonte Castaldi (1580–1649). Castaldi created highly refined engravings in his extraordinary musical composition, Capricci a due stromenti (1622).
Join us at the Museum in the Wolgin Education Center. To assure your health and safety, limited spaced seating is available by reservation. All COVID safety protocols are observed.
Price includes museum admission