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Description - Institutions and Patronage in Renaissance Music by Thomas Schmidt-Beste

The practice and composition of music require patronage and institutional support, and they require it in a different fashion from that found in other forms of art. This collection of essays brings together the most recent and important contributions by leading scholars in the field to this crucial aspect of Renaissance musical culture. The articles approach the topic from a number of perspectives and consider the institutions and individuals engaged in supporting music; the systems of employment, benefices and sponsorship put in place to facilitate the support; and where, how and why music was sung and played. Taken together, these articles enable conclusions to be drawn about the interests of patrons and about the social and artistic status of musicians and composers within the courtly and urban context.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754629320
ISBN-10: 0754629325
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 169mm x mm)
Pages: 616
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas Schmidt-Beste

Thomas Schmidt-Beste is Professor of Music and Head of School, Bangor University, UK Adalbert Roth, Jane Flynn, William F. Prizer, Keith Polk, Barbara Haggh, John Nadas, Gianluca d'Agostino, Tess Knighton, Franz Korndle, Robert Lindell, Joachim Kremer, Noel O'Regan, Jonathan E. Glixon, Anne Hallmark, Sean Gallagher, Horst Leuchtmann, Jose Manuel Barbeito, Iain Fenlon.

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