Baroque Music: Music in Western Europe, 1580-1750

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John Walter Hill?s highly anticipated text presents a broad survey of the music of Western Europe from 1580 to 1750.
This essential addition to the Norton Introduction to Music History series provides a comprehensive introduction to the music of the Baroque, incorporating discussions of culture, religion, and political history with in-depth analysis of musical compositions. The narrative is complemented by a wide range of music in both the text and the accompanying Anthology of ...

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Overview

John Walter Hill’s highly anticipated text presents a broad survey of the music of Western Europe from 1580 to 1750.
This essential addition to the Norton Introduction to Music History series provides a comprehensive introduction to the music of the Baroque, incorporating discussions of culture, religion, and political history with in-depth analysis of musical compositions. The narrative is complemented by a wide range of music in both the text and the accompanying Anthology of Baroque Music; the works included reflect the innovations and great stylistic diversity of music during this dynamic period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393978001
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Norton Introduction to Music History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 525
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Walter Hill is a professor of musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society from 1984 until 1986 and serves on a number of international boards and committees. He is the author of many articles and books, including The Life and Works of Francesco Maria Veracini, Vivaldi’s Ottone in villa: A Study in Musical Drama, and Roman Monody, Cantata, and Opera from the Circles around Cardinal Montalto, 2 vols.. Articles by and about Professor Hill appear in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction : monarchy, religion, and the rhetoric of the arts 1
Ch. 2 The birth of opera, monody, and the concerted madrigal 22
Ch. 3 New genres of instrumental music 55
Ch. 4 Church music in Italy, 1600-1650 86
Ch. 5 Stage, instrumental, and church music in France to 1650 109
Ch. 6 Music in the empire through the Thirty Years' War 139
Ch. 7 Music in England under the first Stuart kings and commonwealth 164
Ch. 8 The diffusion of new vocal genres for theater, chamber, and church in Italy, 1635-1680 187
Ch. 9 Music at the court of Louis XIV to the death of Lully 216
Ch. 10 Music in Spain, Portugal, and their colonies 257
Ch. 11 Music in the empire during the later seventeenth century 287
Ch. 12 Sonata and concerto in late seventeenth-century Italy 322
Ch. 13 England from the Restoration through the Augustan Age 357
Ch. 14 Italian vocal music, ca. 1680-1730 382
Ch. 15 French music from the War of the Grand Alliance to the end of the Regency 423
Ch. 16 German traditions and innovations, ca. 1690-1750 454
App Rhetorical figures that are frequently mirrored in music 495
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