Set to music

Characters of the Divine Comedy come alive

Editorial Staff
June 17, 2010

Dante in Concert is a musical work conceived as an interior journey through the characters of the Comedy, chosen as the representatives of humanity and history, and thus fixed into the collective consciousness of all,' reads the album jacket.


These words were written by former prime minister and life senator Giulio Andreotti when he presided over the Casa di Dante in Rome, and the album is the work of pianist Franco Eco.


On this concept album inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, each song is dedicated to the epic poem's best known characters, such as Paolo and Francesca, Ulysses, Count Ugolino, Pier della Vigna and Farinata degli Uberti. The final piece is dedicated to 33rd Canto of Paradise.


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