Monteverdi and His Contemporaries

Monteverdi and His Contemporaries

by Tim Carter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0860788237

ISBN-13: 9780860788232

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This collection of reprinted essays takes the trends of the author's Music, Patronage and Printing in Late Renaissance Florence (also in the 'Variorum' series) in a somewhat different direction. If the focus there was primarily on archival documents, here it is on the actual music. The starting-point is similar - the rise of the 'new music' for solo voice and basso

Overview

This collection of reprinted essays takes the trends of the author's Music, Patronage and Printing in Late Renaissance Florence (also in the 'Variorum' series) in a somewhat different direction. If the focus there was primarily on archival documents, here it is on the actual music. The starting-point is similar - the rise of the 'new music' for solo voice and basso continuo in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Florence, in particular the songs of Giulio Caccini. But it moves on to broader aesthetic issues crystallized in contemporary theoretical debate and musical practice - not least the rise of aria-based styles - and concludes with a series of studies of Claudio Monteverdi's works for the theatre, including the operas Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (1640) and the ever-problematic L'incoronazione di Poppea (1643).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860788232
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Variorum Collected Studies Series
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 5.91(h) x 0.67(d)

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