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The Oratorio in Bologna 1650-1730 : Oxford Monographs on Music - Victor Crowther

The Oratorio in Bologna 1650-1730

Oxford Monographs on Music

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9780198166351
Number Of Pages: 200

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In the seventeenth century Bologna developed a rich and diverse musical culture through the enterprise of musicians attached to the Basilica of S. Petronio and affiliated to the Accademia de'Filarmonici. Their achievements in the field of instrumental music (sonata, concerto) and festive church music (concerted mass) are well documented, but little of their output in the fields of oratorio, amounting to 300 performances in the period 1659-1730, has been subjected to critical scrutiny. This book relates the genesis and development of oratorio in Bologna to the city's religious, political, and cultural aspirations. The oratorio repertory is surveyed in three historical phases: under Cazzati (1657-74), Colonna (1675-95), and Perti (1696-1730), and eight oratorios by the city's leading composers are analysed in detail. A chronological list of performances is given in the Appendix.

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`a first-rate account of the civil and religious patrons in Bologna' Anthony Pryer `us a useful guide to the major composers of the city.' Anthony Parker, TLS

Abbreviations Map of Bologna 1: Bologna, Second City of the Papal States 2: Patronage and the Bolognese Artistocracy 3: The Foundation of the Oratory in Bologna 4: Musical Institutions in the City 5: The Cazzati Era, 1657-74 6: Cazzati's Annunciation Cantata, Del Sovrano Regnante (1668) 7: Colonna's Latin Dialogue, Adstabat Coram (1668) 8: The Colonna Era, 1675-95 9: Colonna's Il Transito di S. Gioseppe (1678) 10: Antonii's L'Innocenza Depressa (1686) 11: Perti's La Beata Imelde (1686) 12: Bononcini's Il Giosué (1688) 13: The Perti Era, 1696-1730 14: Albergati's La Beata Caterina (1697) 15: Perti's S. Petronio (1720) 16: Conclusions Appendix Select Bibliography Index of Oratorios General Index

ISBN: 9780198166351
ISBN-10: 0198166354
Series: Oxford Monographs on Music
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43