Prelude to Purgatory: Notes on the structural function of music in the song of Casella

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Abstract

The first two canti of Purgatorio appear to play a common introductory role, both performing a clear proemial function. A particular focus is given to the various signals pointing at the presence of music in its statutory definition of musica mundana, humana and instrumentalis, aiming to clarify, in the concepts of allusion, drama, performativity, some of the interpretive categories essential to a fuller appreciation of the function of music in this prelude, and in the whole cantica.
Translated title of the contributionPrelude to Purgatory: Notes on the structural function of music in the song of Casella
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)627-658
Number of pages32
JournalCritica Letteraria
Volume157
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Dante, preludio, musica, Casella
  • Dante, prelude, proem, Purgatory, music, performance

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