Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III

Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III

by Andrew H. Weaver


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409421191
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/16/2012
Series: Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 26.00(d)

About the Author

Andrew H. Weaver is Associate Professor and Chair of Musicology at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Catholic University of America, USA. He has also published editions of musical works by Ferdinand III, Giovanni Felice Sances, and other musicians from the Habsburg court.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Setting the Stage: Ferdinand III's public image and the Thirty Year's War; Justitia et pietas: a portrait of Ferdinand III, Part II Means of Production; Emblematic sound: musical performance as a mirror of imperial majesty and piety; The politics of printing: the print program of Giovanni Felice Sances. Part III Music as Representation: Musical portraiture: representations of the emperor in sound; Mirrors and models: piety and spirituality in the service of the crown; Maria Patrona Ferdinandi (et Austriae): Ferdinand III's Marian devotion as public image; Epilogue: Ferdinand III's image after the war; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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