Centuries later, readers still follow Don Quixote’s heroic quest

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    A coffin is wheeled though a street market during a mock funeral for Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes

    A coffin is wheeled though a street market during a mock funeral for Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes

    Some consider “Don Quixote” to be the first novel written in the western world.

    Author Miguel Cervantes died four centuries ago … in fact, 2016 is the 400th anniversary of his death. But his works live on.

    This weekend, the Philadelphia Renaissance ensemble Piffaro will perform two concerts representing “The Musical World of Don Quixote.”

    NewsWorks Tonight guest host Brad Linder spoke about the program with Piffaro’s Grant Herreid and Princeton professor Marina Brownlee, who is organizing and moderating a related symposium at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday.

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