Music in Late Medieval Bruges
By (author) Reinhard Strohm
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Music in Late Medieval Bruges by Reinhard Strohm
Book DescriptionThe musical achievements of the so-called 'Franco-Flemish School' have attracted many writers, yet Bruges itself has still to be put back on the map of European music history. This book describes how the people of Bruges shaped their acoustic environment and gave musical expression to their spiritual needs. It is based on a scrutiny of musical sources, stylistic trends in music, composers' achievements, and the function of musical genres; all these are seen against a reconstruction, from archival sources, of the socio-economic context of the art of music - an art which, in all its various manifestations, 'high' and 'low', sacred and secular, courtly and civic, polyphonic and monophonic, mirrors later medieval urban culture as a whole.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780193164185
(233mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jul-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Reinhard Strohm
Essays on Handel and Italian Opera, Paperback (October 2008)
Reinhard Strohm examines the relationship between Handel's great operas and the earlier European Baroque tradition.
Rise of European Music, 1380-1500, Paperback (February 2005)
This is a detailed and comprehensive survey of music in the late middle ages and early Renaissance.
Music as Concept and Practice in the Late Middle Ages, Hardback (October 2001)
Takes account of developments in late-mediaeval music scholarship during the latter decades of the 20th century, and includes experience gained through changes in performance practice. The book discusses marginal areas of the subject, such as Jewish traditions and mediaeval dance music.
Dramma Per Musica, Hardback (October 1997)» View all books by Reinhard Strohm
Introduces the concept and history of dramma per musica. The text examines the contemporary reception and environment of this operatic tradition, analyzing its social and repertorial patterns and relating it to theories concerning French spoken drama and Italian libretto reform.
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