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

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

by Jane A. Bernstein
     
 

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

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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

Product Details

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

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