Reading Renaissance Music Theory: Hearing with the Eyes

Reading Renaissance Music Theory: Hearing with the Eyes

by Cristle Collins Judd
     
 

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This groundbreaking book offers a new perspective on a central group of music theory treatises that have long formed a background to the study of Renaissance music. Taking theorists' music examples as a point of departure, it explores fundamental questions about how music was read, and by whom, situating the reading in specific cultural contexts. In particular it

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This groundbreaking book offers a new perspective on a central group of music theory treatises that have long formed a background to the study of Renaissance music. Taking theorists' music examples as a point of departure, it explores fundamental questions about how music was read, and by whom, situating the reading in specific cultural contexts. In particular it illuminates the ways in which the choices of Renaissance theorists have shaped later interpretation of earlier praxis, and reflexively the ways in which modern theory has been mapped on to that practice.

Editorial Reviews

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"Judd's work is impressive; her prose...is readable and precise." David O. Scaer, Roanoke College, Sixteenth Century Journal

"...this work contains much for both students and scholars of Renaissance music. Thoroughly researched and filled with good insights...the numerous tables and illustrations are of considerable assistance." Choice

"...an extremely interesting and thought-provoking book...a truly significant achievement." Renaissance Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028196
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis Series, #14
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Cristle Collins Judd is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Pennsylvania and editor of Tonal Structures in Early Music (1998).

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