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Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400-1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century
     

Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400-1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

by Lewis Lockwood
 

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Based on extensive documentary and archival research, Music in Renaissance Ferrara is a documentary history of music for one of the most important city-states of the Italian Renaissance. Lockwood shows how patrons and musicians created a musical center over the course of the fifteenth-century, tracing the growth of music and musical life in rich detail. It also sheds

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Based on extensive documentary and archival research, Music in Renaissance Ferrara is a documentary history of music for one of the most important city-states of the Italian Renaissance. Lockwood shows how patrons and musicians created a musical center over the course of the fifteenth-century, tracing the growth of music and musical life in rich detail. It also sheds new light on the careers of such important composers as Dufay, Martini, Obrecht, and Josquin Desprez. This paperback edition features a new preface that re-introduces the book and reflects on its contribution to our modern knowledge of music in the culture of the Italian Renaissance.

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"Lockwood's Music in Renaissance Ferrara is one of the foundational studies of music as a part of courtly culture in the Renaissance—and of the surprisingly powerful role of the Este court in Ferrara in the development of musical style and institutions in the period."-Prof. Anthony Newcomb, University of California, Berkeley

"Lewis Lockwood's magisterial study of music in 15th-century Ferrara was hailed as a classic as soon as it appeared. The winner of two best-book-of-the-year prizes (from both musicological and historical societies), it was in 1984 a pathbreaking historical study, a book on the music of a city and its ducal court. In the intervening generation, as studies of music and culture in Renaissance Italy have proliferated, the luster of Lockwood's achievement has only grown. Astonishing for the wealth of archival data and for Lockwood's characteristic interpretive virtuosity,Music in Renaissance Ferrara remains a stellar example of how to interweave history and the history of music."-Christopher Reynolds, Professor of Music, University of California, Davis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199703005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/04/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Lewis Lockwood is the Fanny Peabody Research Professor of Music at Harvard University (Emeritus). He is the 2008 recipient of the Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Renaissance Society of America for his work in Renaissance Studies.

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