Music and the Myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy

Music and the Myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy

by Giuseppe Gerbino
     
 

This book provides insights into the Renaissance fascination with the myth of Arcadia, examining how this was represented in music.See more details below

Overview

This book provides insights into the Renaissance fascination with the myth of Arcadia, examining how this was represented in music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521899567
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Series:
New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism Series, #18
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: music in Arcadia: an unsettled tradition; 1. The idiosyncrasies of chronology; 2. The return of the shepherd; 3. Musical remedies; 4. On the cusp between language and music; 5. Musical eclipses: theatre; 6. The boundaries of the genre; 7. Singing like shepherds, singing like peasants; 8. Ruzante's song and the rustic picturesque; 9. Re-founding pastoral theatre; 10. The (female) performance of high culture: the madrigal; 11. A pastoral society; 12. The dark side of Arcadia; 13. Marenzio's utopia of the senses; 14. Lost in Arcadia; Epilogue: pastoral, opera and the impossibility of tragedy.

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