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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-century Music : The Cambridge History of Music - Tim Carter

The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-century Music

The Cambridge History of Music

By: Tim Carter (Editor), John Butt (Editor)


Published: 31st July 2014
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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music seeks to provide the most up-to-date knowledge on seventeenth-century music together with a vital questioning of the way in which such a history can be told or put together for our present purposes. Written by a distinguished team of experts in the field, the chapters not only address traditional areas of knowledge such as opera and church music, but also look at the way this extremely diverse and dynamic musical world has been categorised in the past and how its products are viewed from various cultural points of view. While this history does not depart entirely from the traditional study of musical works and their composers, there is a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures and politics of the age, together with an interrogation of the ways in which music related to contemporary arts, sciences and beliefs.

'Each of the essays delivers on the book's promise of a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures, and politics of the age.' Choice 'The editors should be commended for constructing such a thorough and such an interesting work. I most highly recommend this volume to all musicologists, students, general historians and all persons interested in the development of music. It is a must for all libraries.' American Reference Books Annual 'This History contains an incredible amount of information concerning all aspects of music in that period.' Opera Journal 'The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music succeeds equally as a solid reference text and as a fine collection of related essays. It fills a large void in the scholarly literature, and it does so in a way that will engage, inform and enthuse a broad spectrum of readers for years to come.' Early Music

Notes on contributors; Editor's preface; 1. Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque Tim Carter; 2. The seventeenth-century musical 'work' John Butt; 3. Music in the marketplace Stephen Rose; 4. Music in new worlds Victor Anand Coelho; 5. Music and the arts Barbara Russano Hanning; 6. Music and the sciences Penelope Gouk; 7. The search for musical meaning Tim Carter; 8. Power and display: music in court theatre Lois Rosow; 9. Mask and illusion: Italian opera after 1637 Tim Carter; 10. The church triumphant: music in the liturgy Noel O'Regan; 11. Devotion, piety and commemoration: sacred songs and oratorios Robert Kendrick; 12. Image and eloquence: secular song Margaret Murata; 13. Fantasy and craft: the solo instrumentalist Alexander Silbiger; 14. Form and gesture: canzona, sonata and concerto Gregory Barnett; Appendices Stephen Rose; I. Chronology; II. Places and Institutions; III. Personalia; Index.

ISBN: 9781107681057
ISBN-10: 1107681057
Series: The Cambridge History of Music
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 614
Published: 31st July 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.97