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Culture Bites are ad-libbed bonus episodes of TGE, in which I share bits of research, random musings and mad ravings - raw, uncut and unedited. Did you know that Galileo's father, Vincenzo Galilei, was an instrumental figure in the invention of opera? In this Culture Bite, I ramble about the Ancient Greek origins of opera, Galilei's radical musical theories, and the mysterious, supernatural power of music. Music: Carlo Gesualdo, 'Quando ridente e bella' Jacopo Peri, ' Io, che d'alti sospir vaga e di pianti' (from 'Euridice') Do the thing on: Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_great_everything/  Twitter: twitter.com/TGEcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreateverything/ TheGreatEverything.com  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tge/message

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