Monteverdi's Unruly Women: The Power of Song in Early Modern Italy

Monteverdi's Unruly Women: The Power of Song in Early Modern Italy

by Bonnie Gordon
     
 

Uses the music of Monteverdi, written between 1600–1640, to illuminate understandings of music, science, culture and the female body.See more details below

Overview

Uses the music of Monteverdi, written between 1600–1640, to illuminate understandings of music, science, culture and the female body.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521845298
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2005
Series:
New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism Series, #14
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Vocal anatomies: mouths, breath and throats in early modern Italy; 2. Back talk: the power of female song on the stage; 3. Madrigalian desire: the convergence of love and sex in madrigals; 4. Emblazoning Angioletta: musical fantasies and dissection; 5. Angry ladies: changing experiences of sensations; Coda.

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