The Rise of European Music, 1380-1500
By (author) Reinhard Strohm
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Rise of European Music, 1380-1500 by Reinhard Strohm
Book DescriptionThis is a detailed and comprehensive survey of music in the late middle ages and early Renaissance. By limiting its scope to the 120 years which witnessed perhaps the most dramatic expansion of our musical heritage, the book responds, in the 1990s, to the tremendous increase in specialised research and public awareness of that period. Three of the four main Parts (I, II, IV) describe the development of polyphony and its cultural contexts in many European countries, from the successors of Machaut (d. 1377) to the achievements of Josquin des Prez and his contemporaries working in Renaissance Italy around 1500. Part III, by contrast, illustrates the musical life of the institutions, and musical practices outside the realm of composed polyphony that were traditional and common all over Europe. The book proposes fresh views in each chapter, discussing dozens of musical examples adducing well-known and hitherto unknown documents, and referring to and evaluating the most recent scholarship in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521619349
(247mm x 174mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Reinhard Strohm
Essays on Handel and Italian Opera, Paperback (October 2008)
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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)
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.
Music in Late Medieval Bruges, Paperback (July 1990)» View all books by Reinhard Strohm
A look at the musical achievements of Bruges and how its people gave expression to their spiritual needs. It is based on musical sources, stylistic trends, composers' achievements and the function of musical genres, seen against a reconstruction of the socio-economic context of the art of music.
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