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Lecture by Giuseppe Gerbino - "The Musical Language of Desire: Emotion and Cognition in Renaissance Italy"

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 5:30pm

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Lecture by Giuseppe Gerbino - "The Musical Language of Desire: Emotion and Cognition in Renaissance Italy"

Building 260, Room 216

Giuseppe Gerbino is Professor of Music at Columbia University.  His research interests include the Italian madrigal, the relationship between music and language in the early modern period, early opera, and Renaissance theories of cognition and sense perception. He is the author of Canoni ad Enigmi: Pier Francesco Valentini e l'artificio canonico nel prima metà del Seicento (Rome, 1995), and Music and Myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge, 2009). His publications have appeared in the Journal of Musicology, the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The Musical Quarterly, Studi Musicali, and Il Saggiatore Musicale. He has received grants and fellowships from the American Musicological Society, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti), the Renaissance Society of America, the Mellon Foundation (Newberry Library), the American Philosophical Society, and the Italian National Research Center (CNR).

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