Raphael's Music: From Urbino to Rome
a Webinar by Dr. Robert Kendrick, William Colvin Professor in Music, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College at the University of Chicago
Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institutes of Montreal, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto & Washington D.C.
Wednesday, July 29
6pm Central Time
On April 6th, 1520, Raffaello Sanzio, one of the geniuses of the Renaissance, died in Rome. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, while we wait for the houses of culture to reopen and to be able to see works of art live again, the network of Italian Cultural Institutes (IIC) in the US and Canada will celebrate the Master through online multimedia initiatives.
Although music does not play such a prominent role in Raphael's output as in, for instance, Titian or Caravaggio, still he was born and worked in very musical places: Urbino and Rome. This talk looks at the musics that he might have heard and that might have sounded around him, both in the Marches and in the Eternal City.
Robert L. Kendrick works largely in early modern music and culture, with additional interests in Latin American music, historical anthropology, traditional Mediterranean polyphony, music and commemoration, and the visual arts. His most recent book is Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week (Indiana UP, 2014), and recent graduate seminars include: ‘European Sacred Music Abroad, 1550-1730’; ‘Senecan Drama, Stoicism, and Baroque Opera’ (co-taught)'; and 'Music and Images in Early Modern Europe'. He has taught on the Rome and Vienna programs of the Civilization Core, as well as undergraduate ethnomusicology. In 2006 he won a Graduate Teaching Award.