Date(s) - 09/29/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Medieval and Renaissance Studies research group welcomes Jane Hatter, University of Utah, on Thursday, September 29 at 11:00 AM in B-190 JFSB. Please join us as she discusses music and art in the fifteenth-century.
Title: “Memento Mei: The Living and the Dead in Fifteenth-century Music and Art”
In the fifteenth century, a large body of beautiful and innovative music and art was created by people who were deeply involved in commemoration through a variety of roles, both personal and professional. The widespread currency of the concept of Purgatory at this time ensured that in addition to large, imposing triptychs and polyphonic masses commissioned for the extremely wealthy, a plethora of more modest works benefitted the souls of members of the middle classes. Tracing connections between music and art, as well as between generations of composers, reveals how some of these works contributed to a growing sense of professional musical identity and individualism.