In Leonardo’s Ear

August 14, 2017  • Society of Fellows

When Leonardo came to Florence from Vinci as a teenager, he partly supported himself by being a musician. What would the music he played have sounded like? What were his relationships with the most important musicians of his day – many of whom he met in the aristocratic circles of Florence and Milan and at the court of Francis I? How are some of his studies in the theory of the visual arts reflected in musical issues of his time?

Alan Fletcher with students from the Aspen Music Festival and School