The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music

The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music

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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.German singer, composer and theorist. He trained with ... His violin sonatas exude drama and brilliance, often using scordatura tunings. In his Mystery ... His Musicapoetica(\6o6) is a composition manual written from a rhetorical stand poi n t.

Title:The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music
Author:Tim Carter, John Butt
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-12-22


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