Neumann Lecture on Music

Cipriano de Rore and the Search for Music


Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music


Jessie Ann Owens is professor of music and former dean at the University of California, Davis. Specializing in Renaissance and early modern music, she is author of Composers at Work: The Craft of Musical Composition 1450-1600. Her lecture discusses Cipriano de Rore’s setting of Dissimulare etiam sperasti, Dido’s lament from Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, as a small-scale musical drama (1516- 1565). By investigating de Rore’s dramatic musical representation of a figure who would become a great operatic heroine, Owens sets the agenda for a re-examination of his entire oeuvre in new ways.
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