This book provides insights into the Renaissance fascination with the myth of Arcadia, examining how this was represented in music.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism Series, #18
- 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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