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Symposium 59 - 14th Century Love Songs

9 December 2001

The Second Circle — Songs of Francesco Landini


  • Francesco Landini (ca. 1325-1397)


  • Reading I: Dante is captured by Love

    Angelica biltà Che chosa è quest'amor


  • Reading II: Dante swoons at the sight of Beatrice

    Nella partita Non dò la colp'a te Quanto più caro fay


  • Reading III: The greeting denied

    Lasso! per mie fortuna Ochi dolenti mie Muort'oramai


  • Reading IV: The God of Love appears to Dante

    Per allegreçça Nella mia vita Abbonda di virtù Non avrà ma' pietà


  • Reading V: Dante reveals his purpose

    Cara mie donna Gram piant' agli occhi Echo la primavera




    We wish to express our gratitude to Helicon’s Members
    whose support has made possible the events of this, our seventeenth season:

    Directors Circle

    Joan K. Easton, Zoltan Ovary, M.D., Lisa and Paul Welch

    Sponsoring Member

    Sustaining Members
    V. Edward Dent, Timothy B. Harwood, Jeanne and David Martowski, Karen McLaughlin and Mark Schubin, David S. Moyer,
    William and Lavinia Simon, and Joanne Witty and Eugene J. Keilin

    Contributing Members
    Patty Otis Abel and Dennis R. Reiff, Leslie Armstrong, AIA, Dorothea and Bradford Endicott,
    Franklin Heller and Christian Steiner, Valerie Lichman, Peter C. Lombardo, M.D.,Bob and Diana Mattson, Arthur Richenthal,
    Laura Schoen and Robert Kaufman, Arlene and Bruce Simon, and Drs. Susan Zolla-Pazner and Sherman Pazner

    Cindy Bolt, Nancy Cowles,
    Pamela Drexel, Jim and Yukiko Gatheral, Louise Hodgson,
    Keith Lubell and Sarah O.H. Johnson, Sarah G. Miles, Howard Ratech and Hideko Kamino,
    Heidrun Rotterdam, M.D., Alexander and Gladys Rysman, Joe and Ann Scozzafava, Carol and Gerard Silverman,
    William and Lavinia Simon, Jason Starr and Dr. Catherine Keller, and Dianne and Bob Whitecotton

    Sir Robert J. Campbell, M.D., KSJ and Sir Cesare L. Santeramo, KSJ, Edward K. Dunham, M.D.,
    and Peter Yarrow

    Albert Fuller, President and Artistic Director, Franklin Heller, Treasurer, William A. Simon, Secretary,
    Pamela Drexel, Joan K. Easton, Michael C. Hanes, Timothy B. Harwood, David S. Moyer, Zoltan Ovary, M.D., Patrick Rucker

    Advisory Committee
    Leslie Armstrong, AIA, Abbe Aronson, Dorianne Beyer, James M. Cornacchia, Marianne Carroll, Jere T. Farrah,
    Mark Golderman, Randolph Harrison, Robert M. Light, Karen McLaughlin, Sherman S. Pazner, M.D., Richard Schemm,
    Thomas Sokolowski, Barry Wacksman, Lisa Welch, Dianne Whitecotton, Bob Whitecotton, Susan Zolla-Pazner, Ph.D.

Special Thanks

    For their assistance with this Fifty-Ninth Symposium, Helicon is deeply grateful to
    The Alice Tully Foundation and to the estate of Gladys Krieble Delmas.