Born for the Muses: The Life and Masses of Jacob Obrecht / Edition 1

Born for the Muses: The Life and Masses of Jacob Obrecht / Edition 1

by Rob C. Wegman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198166508

ISBN-13: 9780198166504

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Son of a town trumpeter, Jacob Obrecht became one of the most prominent composers in Europe in the late fifteenth century. In Born for the Muses, Rob Wegman enlarges our picture of the social and cultural conditions that framed his world, drawing on a wealth of new archival sources and a newly discovered dated portrait that sheds light on his development as a

Overview

Son of a town trumpeter, Jacob Obrecht became one of the most prominent composers in Europe in the late fifteenth century. In Born for the Muses, Rob Wegman enlarges our picture of the social and cultural conditions that framed his world, drawing on a wealth of new archival sources and a newly discovered dated portrait that sheds light on his development as a composer. Obrecht's greatest contribution lay in the field of mass composition. In a penetrating stylistic analysis, Wegman treats each of the thirty-odd surviving masses as a historical record, tracing influences and establishing a rich context for the development of Obrecht's musical language. This new assessment of his creative achievement and historical significance entirely changes the face of Obrecht studies and of late fifteenth-century music in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198166504
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Music Series
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.19(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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