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Music and Culture in Late Renaissance Italy - Iain Fenlon

Music and Culture in Late Renaissance Italy

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9780198164449
Number Of Pages: 288

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This collection of essays is unified by a number of concerns: one is the way in which musical activity of all kinds was instrumentalized by those in power, in Italy, during the Sixteenth Century. A second expressed through the chornological concentration on the second half of the century, is with a period which is still often regarded as one of decline and degeneracy after the achievements of the Quattrocento and the decades before the calamA]tA d'Italia. This book implicitly argues that Italian culture did not lose its vigor after 1530, but underwent a transformation, as both individuals and institutions reacted to new economic, political, and religious circumstances.

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Fortunately few reviewers,if any, would find Ian Fenlon's book hard to read, since his arguments are expressed in a graceful propse that renders his subject matter entirely accessible to readers.. . . Fenlon has established himself, over two decaed, as one of the ablest practiotioners in historical musicologyand multidisciplinary studies. . . .produces rich, provocative results for readers. . .coleagues from other disciplines interested in the place of music in early modern Italian society could hardly do better than consult Fenlon's stimulating and evocative essays. . . .Fenlon's essays exemplify and unusually creative immaginative engagement with musico-historical materials. As offerings not only to fellow musicologists but also to those in allied disciplines, they are among the finest examples of the discipline's art and craft; they are recommended with uncommon enthusiasm/sAnthony M. Cummings?/d 11/08/05

List of Illustrations List of Plans List of Abbreviations 1: Magnificence as Civic Image: Music and Ceremonial Space in Early Modern Venice 2: Strangers in Paradise: Dutchmen in Venice in 1525 3: Music and Reform: The Savonarolan Legacy 4: Music and Civic Piety in Counter-Reformation Milan Appendix: The Tini Broadside Catalogue of c. 1596 5: Scipione Gonzaga: A 'Poor' Cardinal in Rome 6: Gioseffo Zarlino and the Accademia Venetiana della Fama 7: Lepanto: Music, Ceremony, and Celebration in Counter-Reformation Rome 8: Rites of Passage: Cosimo I de' Medici and the Theatre of Death 9: Giaches de Wert and the Palatine Basilica of Santa Barbara: Music, Liturgy, and Design 10: Preparations for a Princess: Florence, 1588-1589 Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780198164449
ISBN-10: 0198164440
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 15.9  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.63

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