Criticism: El Concierto De San Ovidio (The Concert Of Saint Ovide)
SOURCE: Pennington, Eric. “The Role of Music in El concierto de San Ovidio.” Romance Notes XXVI, no. 1 (fall 1985): 18-21.
[In the following essay, Pennington investigates the significance of music in El concierto de San Ovidio.]
As El concierto de San Ovidio concludes, an actor playing the role of Valentín Haüy appears before the audience and relates the historical veracity of the events dramatized in the play. He mentions how the degrading spectacle of blind musicians being ridiculed for profit spurred him in his life's work to better the fate of the blind,1 but as he comtemplates the death of the blind violinist David (the protagonist...
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