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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music

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Tim Carter, John Butt, Stephen Rose, Victor Anand Coelho, Barbara Russano Hanning, Penelope Gouk, Lois Rosow, Noel O'Regan, Robert Kendrick, Margaret Murata, Alexander Silbiger, Gregory Barnett
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  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521792738


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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.

    • Comprehensive coverage of seventeenth-century music by experts in the field
    • A rich multidisciplinary approach that relates music of this era to a large number of cultural currents
    • Contains a separate chronology and dictionary-style entries on individuals, places and institutions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521792738
    • length: 620 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 161 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.129kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of 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

  • Editors

    Tim Carter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Tim Carter is the author of the Cambridge Opera Handbook on Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (1987), Jacopo Peri (1561–1633): His Life and Works (1989), Music in Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Italy (1992) and Monteverdi's Musical Theatre (2002). He has also published numerous journal articles and essays on music in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy; those to 1998 were reprinted in Music, Patronage and Printing in Late Renaissance Florence and Monteverdi and his Contemporaries (both 2000). In 2001 he moved from Royal Holloway, University of London, to become David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

    John Butt, University of Glasgow
    John Butt is Gardiner Professor of Music at the University of Glasgow. His book Playing With History: The Historical Approach to Music Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2002) was the winner of the 2003 Dent Medal, and was shortlisted for the 2003 British Academy Book Prize. He is the author of Music Education and the Art of Performance in the German Baroque (Cambridge University Press, 1994), Bach: Mass in B Minor (Cambridge University Press, 1991) and Bach Interpretation (Cambridge University Press, 1990), and edited The Cambridge Companion to Bach (Cambridge University Press, 1997).


    Tim Carter, John Butt, Stephen Rose, Victor Anand Coelho, Barbara Russano Hanning, Penelope Gouk, Lois Rosow, Noel O'Regan, Robert Kendrick, Margaret Murata, Alexander Silbiger, Gregory Barnett

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