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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music (The Cambridge History of Music)

The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music (The Cambridge History of Music)

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Cambridge University Press, 12/22/2005
EAN 9780521792738, ISBN10: 0521792738

Hardcover, 620 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.3 cm
Language: English

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.

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.