Grotesque Alphabet

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This late 16th century suite of ornamental letters by Giacomo Paolini is known as ‘Grotesque Alphabet in Mythological Landscapes’.
Music by Claudio Monteverdi, ‘L’Orfeo — Toccata’.

A – ‘Ateone mutato in Cervo da Diana’
B – ‘Bacco trionfante’
C – ‘Cadmo mutato in Serpente con la moglie’
D – ‘Dedalo’ ‘Icaro’
E – ‘Enea che porta Anchise suo padre sulle spalle’
F – ‘Fetonte guisa il carro del sole’
G – ‘Ganimede rapito da Giove’
H – ‘Hercole entrando nel’inferno amazza Cerbero’
I – ‘Ifigenia condotta al sagrificio’
L – ‘Licaone mutato in lupo’
M – ‘Avaritia del Re Mida’
N – ‘Narcisso s’inamora de si stesso et diventa un fiore’
O – ‘Eccellenza d’Orfeo nel sonare et lametarsi’
P – ‘Morte de Pyramo & Tisbe’
Q – ‘Quinto Curtio’
R – ‘Rololo et Remo primi fondatori de Roma’
S – ‘Serena’
T – ‘Terseo unice il Minotauro et inganna Arianna’
V – ‘Plutone’ ‘Venere et Cupido’
Z – ‘Zarantani’

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