The Cambridge history of sixteenth-century music / edited by Iain Fenlon, Richard Wistreich.

  • Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
  • ©2019
xxi, 520 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 24 cm.


Summary note
"Part of the seminal Cambridge History of Music series, this volume departs from standard histories of early modern Western music in two important ways. First, it considers music as something primarily experienced by people in their daily lives, whether as musicians or listeners, and as something that happened in particular locations, and different intellectual and ideological contexts, rather than as a story of genres, individual counties, and composers and their works. Second, by constraining discussion within the limits of a 100-year timespan, the music culture of the sixteenth century is freed from its conventional (and tenuous) absorption within the abstraction of 'the Renaissance', and is understood in terms of recent developments in the broader narrative of this turbulent period of European history. Both an original take on a well-known period in early music and a key work of reference for scholars, this volume makes an important contribution to the history of music."--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Confessions, identities, and rhetorics of power
  • Catholic music in the sixteenth century / Robert L. Kendrick
  • Lutheranism and Calvinism / Alexander J. Fisher
  • Music and reform in France, England, and Scotland / Magnus Williamson
  • Music in the early colonial world / Olivia Bloechl
  • Music and war / Richard Wistreich
  • Culture, place, and practice
  • Urban soundscapes / Iain Fenlon
  • Interior spaces for music / Flora Dennis
  • The lives of musicians / Richard Wistreich
  • Domestic music / Kate van Orden
  • Institutions, ideas, and the order of nature
  • Institutions and intellectual life / Giuseppe Gerbino
  • Music theory and pedagogy / Thomas Christensen
  • Music, science, and philosophy / Jacomien Prins
  • Music and magic / Angela Voss.
Other title(s)
Cambridge history of 16th century music
  • 9780521195942 (hardcover)
  • 0521195942 (hardcover)
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