99. Sprezzatura

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99. Sprezzatura

The Italian word, sprezzatura, was invented in the sixteenth century by Castiglione, a writer. His book: The Book of the Courtier describes the perfect courtier, and uses the word to define and group the qualities that exemplify him. The word is popular today in fashion, and is useful to musicians who also strive to please their listeners. In today’s podcast we explore musicians that display these qualities in particular. Ben Ratliff’s book Every Song Ever explores a number of artists and sprezzatura.

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