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The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century music / edited by Tim Carter and John Butt.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2005
Imprint:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Format:
  • Book
  • xxvii, 591 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • 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.
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Publisher's Summary:
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 distringuished 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.
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Contributor:
Carter, Tim, 1954-
Butt, John.
Series:
The Cambridge history of music
Cambridge history of music.
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ISBN:
0521792738
9780521792738

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