World of Baroque Music: New Perspectives

World of Baroque Music: New Perspectives

by George B. Stauffer
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World of Baroque Music: New Perspectives

The World of Baroque Music presents essays by leading scholars on Baroque music. Each focuses on a different city, court, or region, and profiles the critical developments in that location for a single genre (song, opera, keyboard music, guitar, trio sonata, etc.). The essays are complemented by paintings and original scores from the period. This volume covers the entire span of the Baroque, with topics ranging from early Italian opera in Florence to synagogue music in Mantua, from Italian women composers to the solo song in Shakespeare’s England. Utilizing a wide variety of approaches, the contributors examine economic, religious, and sociological influences on the Baroque style. Two CDs are included.

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ISBN-13: 9780253347985
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents


1. Songs of Shakespeare's England Craig Monson
2. Love's New Voice: Italian Monodic Song Barbara Russano Hanning
3. The Rise of Italian Chamber Music Mary Oleskiewicz
4. Music for Church and Community: Buxtehude in Lübeck Kerala J. Snyder
5. The Arts and Royal Extravagance: Music at the French Court George B. Stauffer
6. The Songs of Solomon (Rossi) as the Search for History Michael Beckerman
7. Usurping the Place of the Muses: Barbara Strozzi and the Female Composer in Seventeenth-Century Italy Wendy Heller
8. The Baroque Guitar: Players, Paintings, Patrons, and the Public Victor Coelho
9. Seventeenth-Century Keyboard Music in Northern Europe: Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands David Schulenberg
10. Bach and the Bounds of Originality George B. Stauffer
11. Bach's St. John Passion: Can We Really Still Hear the Work—and Which One? Daniel R. Melamed
12. Music in the "New World": The Baroque in Mexico and Brazil Gerard Béhague

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