Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice

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This volume discusses the commerce of music and its connection to the printing and publishing industry in mid-sixteenth century Venice. Music printers occupied a unique niche in the Renaissance printing world because their product appealed to those with sophisticated taste and was not readable by the entire literate public. Bridging the gap between music and other disciplines, Bernstein demonstrates here that the role of a music printer can be discussed as part of the larger cultural and economic question of the ...

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Overview

This volume discusses the commerce of music and its connection to the printing and publishing industry in mid-sixteenth century Venice. Music printers occupied a unique niche in the Renaissance printing world because their product appealed to those with sophisticated taste and was not readable by the entire literate public. Bridging the gap between music and other disciplines, Bernstein demonstrates here that the role of a music printer can be discussed as part of the larger cultural and economic question of the success of a commercial enterprise.

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"An authoritative, well-illustrated, compact study."-Chronique
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195141085
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/19/2001
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
Abbreviations and Glossary
Introduction 3
1 Printers and Publishers: The Merchants of Venice 9
2 Inside the Venetian Print Shop: The Manufacturing of a Music Book 29
3 The Financing of Venetian Music Books 73
4 The Distribution of Venetian Music Books 85
5 Composers, Patrons, and the Venetian Music Press 99
6 The Houses of Scotto and Gardano: Two Printing Dynasties 115
7 Scotto and Gardano: Marketing a Musical Repertory 147
App. A Table of Venetian Music Editions 181
App. B Table of Dedicatees Italian Music Edition 195
Bibliography 205
Index 221
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