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Description - Agostino Agazzari and Music at Siena Cathedral, 1597-1641 by Colleen Reardon

Agostino Agazzari (c.1580-c.1642) has long been recognized as one of the most prominent theorists of the early Baroque. The enduring fame of his 1607 treatise on the basso continuo has, however, overshadowed his equally significant contributions as a composer. And for all his renown, relatively little has been written about his professional career in Siena. This book not only provides the first comprehensive study of his life and sacred works, it also opens a window on musical culture in Siena during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Through the use of archival materials, the author documents Agazzari's long association with the Sienese Cathedral and furnishes valuable information on the personnel, repertory, and performance practices there. She argues for a reassessment of the influences that shaped the composer's style and challenges the generally held view that Sienese culture stagnated after the fall of the Republic in 1555. The book contributes significantly to our knowledge of musical life in the Tuscan 'City of the Virgin'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198162728
ISBN-10: 0198162723
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 161mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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