Monteverdi

Monteverdi

by Paolo Fabbri, Tim Carter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521033357

ISBN-13: 9780521033350

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Paolo Fabbri's Monteverdi, first published in Italian, is the leading study of the greatest composer of late Renaissance and early Baroque Italy, rightly called the father of modern music. A large number of contemporary documents, including some 130 of his own letters, offer rich insights into the composer and his times, also illuminating the many and varied…  See more details below

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Paolo Fabbri's Monteverdi, first published in Italian, is the leading study of the greatest composer of late Renaissance and early Baroque Italy, rightly called the father of modern music. A large number of contemporary documents, including some 130 of his own letters, offer rich insights into the composer and his times, also illuminating the many and varied contexts for music-making in the most important musical centers in Italy. This newly revised translation brings an indispensable text to a much broader readership.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521033350
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Notes on Monteverdi's texts
Introduction1
ICremona
1Birth, family, surroundings6
2The Sacrae cantiunculae tribus vocibus (1582)10
3The Madrigali spirituali a quattro voci (1583)12
4The Canzonette a tre voci (1584)13
5The Madrigali a cinque voci . . . Libro primo (1587)15
6Il secondo libro de madrigali a cinque voci (1590)19
IIMantua
7Mantua22
8Il terzo libro de madrigali a cinque voci (1592)27
91594-159929
10The dispute over the 'seconda pratica'34
111601-160452
12Il quarto libro de madrigali a cinque voci (1603)56
13Il quinto libro de madrigali a cinque voci (1605)59
141605-160762
15Orfeo (1607)63
16The Scherzi musicali a tre voci (1607)70
17The summer of 1607 and the death of Claudia Cattaneo Monteverdi74
18The 1608 festivities: Arianna, the prologue for L'Idropica, the Ballo delle ingrate77
191608-1609100
20The 'Mass and Vespers of the Blessed Virgin' (1610)109
211610-1613: the death of Vincenzo I Gonzaga, Monteverdi's dismissal from Mantua, his move to Venice116
IIIVenice
22Venice126
23Il sesto libro de madrigali a cinque voci (1614)138
241614-1619141
25Concerto: settimo libro de madrigali (1619)158
261619-1624168
27The Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda (1624)188
281624-1627191
29Festivities in Parma, 1628206
301628-1632220
31The Scherzi musicali (1632)227
321633-1638229
33The Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi . . . Libro ottavo (1638)238
34The Selva morale e spirituale (1640-1641)247
35Opera in Venice250
36Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria (1640)251
371641-1642253
38La coronatione di Poppea (1643)259
391643: Monteverdi's death265
40The posthumous publications269
Notes275
Works cited312
Index of Monteverdi's works323
Index of names337

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