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A History of Baroque Music - George J. Buelow

A History of Baroque Music

Hardcover Published: 25th November 2004
ISBN: 9780253343659
Number Of Pages: 720

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A History of Baroque Music is an exhaustive study of the music of the Baroque period, with particular focus on the 17th century. Individual chapters consider the work of significant composers, including Monteverdi, Corelli, Scarlatti, SchA1/4tz, Purcell, Handel, Bach, and Telemann, as well as specific countries and regions. Two contributed chapters examine composers and genres from Russia, the Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia, and Latin America. The book also includes a wealth and variety of musical examples from all genres and instrumental combinations.

Contributors are Claudia Jensen, Metoda Kokole, Rui Vieira Nery, and Ennio Stipcevic.

Given the availability of numerous sophisticated surveys on Baroque music history, this reviewer was astonished that this tome exceeded expectations regarding scope and focus. In an effort to offer a discussion that goes beyond the standard canon of thought, Buelow (emer., Indiana Univ.) explores the works of Iberian, Eastern European, Latin American, and indeed even Caribbean composers. The book is replete with extensive score excerpts and analysis, and the chapters are subdivided into sections treating genre, composer, and technical development-an arrangement that makes this sizeable volume painless to navigate. Some of the most complex issues confronting the author are the paradigm shifts away from the knotty theoretical and philosophical concerns of the Renaissance establishment. Buelow excels in handling this, offering a chapter about this transition that even the uninitiated will be able to comprehend. His portrayal of the cross-cultural ramifications resulting from the contemporary political condition brings with it needed context for tracing musical developments as they occur across the Continent. Though the seemingly obligatory Bach and Handel chapters are somewhat overextended, this is a solid addition to the literature. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. -J. Rubin, University of Minnesot -- Duluth * 2005jun CHOICE *

Introduction : baroque as a historical conceptp. 1
The baroque in the seventeenth century
The renaissance in transition : origins of new musical conceptsp. 9
Baroque innovations in Italy in circa 1640p. 29
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)p. 57
The baroque in Italy from circa 1640 to circa 1700p. 82
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) and Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)p. 116
The baroque in Francep. 152
Sacred music in Northern and Southern Europe and Austria in the seventeenth centuryp. 204
Secular music in Northern and Southern Europe in the seventeenth centuryp. 241
Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)p. 264
English music during the Stuart reign, the commonwealth, and the restorationp. 292
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)p. 329
Spain, Portugal, and Latin America - Rui Vieira Neryp. 359
Baroque music in Eastern Europep. 414
The baroque in transition
Music in Italyp. 461
Opera at Hamburg, Dresden, and Viennap. 472
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)p. 476
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)p. 503
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)p. 559
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ISBN: 9780253343659
ISBN-10: 0253343658
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 25th November 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 4.5
Weight (kg): 0.1