La Musica del Cannone: The Role of Verdi and Patriotic Music in the Risorgimento

By Lane Raffaldini Rubin// The language spoken in Italy in the 1840s and 1850s was a language of freedom, unification, and republicanism.  It was a nationalistic language that ceased to speak of personal and civic identity in terms of city or region, but sought instead to speak of Italy and of Italians. Foreign rule, however, stood … Continue reading