John Cabot University's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation presents Frank Sinatra and Italy, a lecture by Anna Harwell Celenza on Tuesday 4 March from 18.30-20.00.
Harwell Celenza's lecture will illustrate how Sinatra's name endures thanks to his distinctive musical style, firmly rooted in Italian traditions. Using numerous musical examples, Celenza traces the origins of the famous "Sinatra Sound" to northern Italy revealing how, over the last half century, it has influenced a disparate array of musical styles and genres that make up the kaleidoscopic nature of today's American soundtrack.
Harwell Celenza is the Thomas Caestecker Professor of Music at Georgetown University. She has published several scholarly books and articles on a wide array of topics, from Liszt and Mahler to Scandinavian music, the Jesuits and Music, and Jazz.