Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Decameron - Ninth Day, Op. 270

Op. 270  THE DECAMERON (October 4, 2017)
100 Novels for Voices and Instruments,
after the work (1353) of Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)
NINTH DAY / Introduction
Novel I - Madonna Francesca, having two lovers,
artfully rids herself of both
Novel II - An abbess rises in haste in the dark
Novel III - Master Simone,
     at the instance of Bruno and Buffalmacco and Nello,
     makes Calandrino believe that he is with child
Novel IV - Cecco Fortarrigo, loses his all at play at Buonconvento,
     besides the money of his master Cecco Angiulieri
Novel V - Calandrino being enamoured of a damsel,
     Bruno gives him a scroll, averring that,
     if he but touch her therewith, she will go with him
Novel VI -  Two young men lodge at an inn,
     of whom the one lies with the host's daughter,
     his wife by inadvertence lying with the other.
Novel VII - Talano di Molese dreams
Novel VIII - Biondello gulls Ciacco in the matter of a breakfast
Novel IX -  Two young men ask counsel of Solomon
Novel X - Dom Gianni at the instance of his gossip Pietro
     uses an enchantment to transform Pietro's wife into a mare