Heinrich Glarean's Books: The Intellectual World of a Sixteenth-Century Musical Humanist

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This collection of essays investigates the work of Heinrich Glarean, one of the most influential humanists and music theorists of the sixteenth century. For the first time, Glarean's musical writings, including his masterwork the Dodekachordon, are considered in the wider context of his work in a variety of disciplines such as musicology, history, theology and geography. Contributors reference books from Glarean's private library, including rare and previously unseen material, to explore his strategies and impact...
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Overview

This collection of essays investigates the work of Heinrich Glarean, one of the most influential humanists and music theorists of the sixteenth century. For the first time, Glarean's musical writings, including his masterwork the Dodekachordon, are considered in the wider context of his work in a variety of disciplines such as musicology, history, theology and geography. Contributors reference books from Glarean's private library, including rare and previously unseen material, to explore his strategies and impact as a humanist author and university teacher. The book also uses other newly discovered source material such as course notes written by students and Glarean's preparations for his own lectures to offer a fascinating picture of his reactions to contemporary debates. Providing a detailed analysis of Glarean's library as reconstructed from the surviving copies, Heinrich Glarean's Books offers new and exciting perspectives on the multi-disciplinary work of an accomplished intellectual.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107022690
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2013
  • Pages: 365
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Iain Fenlon is Professor of Historical Musicology at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of King's College. He has been affiliated with a number of academic institutions around the world including Harvard University, All Souls College, Oxford, New College, Oxford, the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and the University of Bologna. Among his books are a two-volume study, Music and Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Mantua (1980), The Italian Madrigal in the Early Sixteenth Century (with James Haar, 1989) and Music and Culture in Late Renaissance Italy (2003). His most recent book is The Ceremonial City: History, Memory and Myth in Renaissance Venice (2007).

Inga Mai Groote studied musicology, history and Italian philology at the University of Bonn. She has been Assistant Professor at the Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtät, Munich (2005–2010), where she directed a research project on transdisciplinary influences in sixteenth-century writings on music ('Humanistische Theorie der Musik im Wissenschaftssystem ihrer Zeit', 2008–11). Since 2010 she has taught musicology at the University of Zurich. She is the author of Musik in italienischen Akademien, Studien zur institutionellen Musikpflege, 1543–1666 (2007); her habilitationsschrift on the impact of Russian music in Paris (1870–1913) was completed in 2012.

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Table of Contents

1. Heinrich Glarean's world Iain Fenlon and Inga Mai Groote; 2. Theory of music and philosophy of life: the Dodekachordon and the Counter-Reformation Laurenz Lütteken; 3. Mitto ad te meos de musica labores: Glarean's Dodekachordon and the politics of dedication Bernhard Kölbl; 4. Sympathies with Luther, preference for the Roman Church. Glarean's annotations as a mirror of his intellectual development Barbara Mahlmann-Bauer; 5. Glarean's Bible Max Engammare; 6. Henrici Glareani Concio de coena domini: Glarean as theologian Barbara Mahlmann-Bauer; 7. Between the human and the divine: Glareanus's De geographia and the span of Renaissance geography Christine R. Johnson; 8. Roman weights and measurements in Glarean's De asse et partibus eius Menso Folkerts; 9. A Dorio ad Phrygium: a case-study of intertextual relations Andrea Horz; 10. Studying music and arithmetic with Glarean: contextualising the Epitome and Annotationes among the sources for Glarean's teaching Inga Mai Groote; 11. Glarean's didactic approach to Horace and his critical review of ancient and modern commentaries Claudia Wiener; 12. Chronologia est unica historiae lux: how Glarean studied and taught the chronology of the ancient world Anthony Grafton and Urs B. Leu; 13. Evidence for Glarean's music lectures from his students' books: congruent annotations in the Epitome and the Dodekachordon Inga Mai Groote, Bernhard Kölbl and Susan Forscher Weiss; 14. Heinrich Glarean's books Iain Fenlon and Inga Mai Groote; Appendices: 1. Catalogue of Glarean's works; 2. Henrici Glareani concio de coena domini; 3. Glareani in Musices suae epitome annotationes.
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