Music, Stage and Screen

Francesca Dego

Tra le note Classica: 24 chiavi di lettura

Tra le note

“Music takes away hatred in those who are without love. It gives peace to those who are restless, consoles those who mourn.” (Pablo Casals)


Today, music seems almost to exist in isolation beneath a glass dome, no longer able to realise its huge potential for removing disparity, becoming an ethnic reference and speaking to all humanity without distinction. Yet, just 200 years ago, Victor Hugo argued that music conveys what cannot be spoken but about which we cannot remain silent. When we speak about music, we speak about ourselves, everything we experience and feel.


Francesca Dego’s book helps readers lift the dusty veil that transforms what the author – the young violinist Francesca Dego – sees as a vibrant, colourful and passionate world into a shapeless mass, trapped in the definition of “classical” music. The titles of the 24 chapters all feature witty musical allusions and narrate a passion but, more importantly, they will bring those who have only had superficial contact with it or are keen to boost their self-acquired knowledge closer to the world of great music. A new and not very academic way to narrate an art that is also science.


Format
14 x 21
Binding
hardcover with dust jacket
Pages
204
Year of publication
2019
ISBN
9788891820105
Language
Italian
Genre
Music, Stage and Screen
Publisher
Mondadori