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Richard Falkenstein, chair and assistant professor of music, will present a lecture entitled “A Tale of Three Cities . . . Three Lutenists, a Political Fantasia and the Siena Lute Book” on Thursday (February 23) at 2:30 p.m. in Regis Room South.  Admission is free and open to the public.

The lecture will discuss points of contact in Naples and Rome between the mid 16th-century lutenists Fabrizio Dentice, Luigi Dentice, and Perino Fiorentino.  Falkenstein will consider the possibility that these artists may have traveled to France together.  He will also propose that traces of their relationship can be found in a politically charged fantasia composed by Perino and in the contents of the manuscript known as the “Siena Lute Book,” one of the most important sources of Italian lute music from the 1500s.

For more information, call the fine arts office at Ext. 2542 or click here.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius