Event with Prof. Cacciari and Maestro Muti
CUBO presents one of the most beloved orchestra conductors in the world, Riccardo Muti, together with philosopher Massimo Cacciari in a meeting of music and philosophy, religion and art.
A dialogue whose profound cultural and philosophical reflections begin with Masaccio’s Crucifixion, carefully studied in the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, before moving onto the central idea that it is possible to think not only in words but also in images, and that the latter are not only connected with paintings and icons but also music and sound: through it can be dizzying, painting confines us to something nearby, to something close at hand with the work of art, while music, for its ability to reach us unfiltered, takes us to far-off and unthinkable destinations.
And so Masaccio’s extraordinary depiction of the Crucifixion, characterised by the passion of Christ, the suffering of the Virgin Mary, the love-filled tears of John and the overwhelming pain of Mary Magdalene, is set to music, the seven sonatas of Franz Joseph Haydn and the last seven words spoken by Christ on the cross. While Masaccio expresses this drama through the three images of Mary, John and Mary Magdalene who lovingly encircle Jesus, Haydn transforms the words spoken in total solitude by Jesus on the cross into pure music.
With the contribution of the Director of Capodimonte Museum and Royal Forest, Sylvain Bellenger, and Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations at the Unipol Group, Vittorio Verdone.