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

Paperback

$49.32 $54.00 Save 9% Current price is $49.32, Original price is $54. You Save 9%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Wednesday, September 27 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

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

Based on extensive documentary and archival research,Music in Renaissance Ferrarais a study of the rise of music at a vital center of Italian Renaissance culture, focusing on the patrons and musicians whose efforts gave Ferrara a primary role in European music during the fifteenth century. The successive rulers of the Italian city-state, members of the Este dynasty, brought to Ferrara some of the most important composers of the period, including Guillaume Dufay, Johannes Martini, Jacob Obrecht, and Josquin Desprez. Moreover, Ferrara has long been famous as the seat of activity of three of the most important poets of the period - Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso - as well as for its school of painting and manuscript production and illumination. With Lewis Lockwood's Music in Renaissance Ferrara, the city-state steps forward as a major musical center as well.
Winner of the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society for its original 1985 edition, this current paperback edition of Music in Renaissance Ferrara 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195378276
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/04/2009
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,285,013
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews