The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music by Professor Anna Maria Busse Berger, Dr Jesse Rodin

By Professor Anna Maria Busse Berger, Dr Jesse Rodin

Via forty-five artistic and concise essays by way of a global crew of authors, this Cambridge background brings the 15th century to lifestyles for either experts and normal readers. Combining the easiest traits of survey texts and scholarly literature, the booklet bargains authoritative overviews of imperative composers, genres, and musical associations in addition to new and provocative reassessments of the paintings thought, the bounds among improvisation and composition, the perform of listening, humanism, musical borrowing, and different subject matters. Multidisciplinary stories of track and structure, feasting, poetry, politics, liturgy, and non secular devotion rub shoulders with stories of compositional options, musical notation, track manuscripts, and reception background. Generously illustrated with figures and examples, this quantity paints a colourful photograph of musical existence in a interval characterised via striking innovation and inventive fulfillment.

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Or it might be someone who, having heard echoes of “early music” in Stravinsky’s Mass, is curious about where the composer got his ideas. Fifty years ago it would have been unthinkable to address a book of this kind to such a wide readership; fifteenth-century music was known only to specialists, and few pieces were recorded. Now for the first time we find ourselves in a historical moment when music from all periods is available online. If a reader wants to listen to one of the works discussed in this volume, chances are good that she can do so in a matter of seconds.

He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited nine monographic publications and numerous journal articles in his fields of expertise. His intellectual biography of Nino Pirrotta won the John Frederick Lewis Award from the American Philosophical Society for the best book published by the Society in a particular calendar year. Cummings was formerly Professor of Music at Tulane University and is now Professor of Music and Coordinator of Italian Studies at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. , 1977). From 1976 to 2010 he taught at the University of Manchester.

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