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 inventive and concise essays via a world group of authors, this Cambridge historical past brings the 15th century to lifestyles for either experts and common readers. Combining the easiest traits of survey texts and scholarly literature, the ebook deals authoritative overviews of vital composers, genres, and musical associations in addition to new and provocative reassessments of the paintings suggestion, the limits among improvisation and composition, the perform of listening, humanism, musical borrowing, and different themes. Multidisciplinary stories of tune and structure, feasting, poetry, politics, liturgy, and spiritual devotion rub shoulders with stories of compositional ideas, musical notation, song manuscripts, and reception background. Generously illustrated with figures and examples, this quantity paints a colourful photograph of musical existence in a interval characterised via amazing innovation and creative fulfillment.

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This might be someone who has listened to a motet by Josquin des Prez or spent time in Florence’s museums and is wondering how humanism might have manifested itself in music. 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.

With Bonnie J. Blackburn, 2001). org/core. org/core/terms. 1017/CHO9781139057813 xxvi Notes on contributors company of Ockeghem and Busnoys. His contribution to this volume reflects his overriding interest in the more recent past, as reflected in his monograph Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions and the Oxford History of Western Music, which devotes two of its five volumes to the twentieth century. He is Class of 1955 Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught in the music department from 1987 to 2014.

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