Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539-1572)

Overview


Venetian music print culture of the mid-sixteenth century is presented here through a study of the Scotto press, one of the foremost dynastic music publishers of the Renaissance. For over a century, the house of Scotto played a pivotal role in the international book trade, publishing in a variety of fields including philosophy, medicine, religion, and music. This book examines the mercantile activities of the firm through both a historical study, which illuminates the wide world of the Venetian music printing ...
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Overview


Venetian music print culture of the mid-sixteenth century is presented here through a study of the Scotto press, one of the foremost dynastic music publishers of the Renaissance. For over a century, the house of Scotto played a pivotal role in the international book trade, publishing in a variety of fields including philosophy, medicine, religion, and music. This book examines the mercantile activities of the firm through both a historical study, which illuminates the wide world of the Venetian music printing industry, and a catalog, which details the music editions brought out by the firm during its most productive period. A valuable reference work, this book not only enhances our understanding of the socioeconomic and cultural history of Renaissance Venice, it also helps to preserve our knowledge of a vast musical repertory.
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"Jane Bernstein's Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539-1572) is a masterly work that furnishes at last a comprehensive study of one of the most significant music printers in Renaissance Venice, Girolamo Scotto. . . . At every turn, Bernstein's book shows a delightful zeal for empirical observation, careful argumentation, painstaking standards of scholarship, and a detective's eye in revisiting existing evidence. . . . Bernstein offers up a wealth of evidence with infectious curiosity and vivacity. Music Printing in Renaissance Venice won a richly deserved Kinkeldey award from the American Musicological Society for the best book published in musicology in the year 1998, and it should get a standing ovation from her readers for its sheer quality and quantity of research. . . . Bernstein has carried off a gigantic feat of scholarship with precision, intelligence, and spirit."--Renaissance Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195102314
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/29/1998
  • Pages: 1200
  • Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 2.30 (d)

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Tufts University
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Abbreviations and Glossary
Introduction 3
Historical Study
1 Printers and Publishers: The Merchants of Venice 11
2 The House of Scotto: A Printing Dynasty 29
3 Inside the Scotto Print Shop: The Manufacturing of a Music Book 55
4 The Financing of Venetian Music Books 109
5 The Distribution of Venetian Music Books 121
6 Composers, Patrons, and the Venetian Music Press 139
7 Scotto and Gardano: Marketing a Musical Repertory 155
8 The Early Years (1538-1553) 161
9 The Late Years (1554-1572) 183
Catalogue of Music Editions
Prefatory Note 217
Catalogue 223
App. A Table of Venetian Music Editions (1538-1572) 909
App. B Table of Dedicatees of Italian Music Editions (1536-1572) 923
App. C Binder's and Collector's Volumes Containing Scotto Editions 933
App. D Short-Title Catalogue of Non-Music Editions Printed by Girolamo Scotto 951
App. E Lost Editions Printed by Scotto 967
Index of Short Titles of Scotto Music Editions 973
Index of Libraries 977
Index of First Lines 981
Index of Composers 1127
Bibliography 1133
General Index 1159
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