Celebration in honor of Bara and Viala. Burial rites and myth in David’s project

Reviews the celebratory project (never realized) presented to the national convention by Jacques-Louis David to pay honor to martyrs of the French Revolution, the young anti-monarchists Bara and Viala. Particular attention is given to the commemorative use of music during the processions and to the ideological connections of the project with some clich├ęs emerging during the period of Fascism in Italy.