Music in the baroque / Wendy Heller, Princeton University.

Heller, Wendy, 1955- [Browse]
  • New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
  • ©2014
xx, 271, 32 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.


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Wendy Heller's Music in the Baroque traces the production and consumption of music in the seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Going beyond a history of styles, the text explores patronage, education, religious and civic ritual, theater, and visual culture. Heller focuses not only on the nature of music in the Baroque period, but also on the very different ways in which men and women experienced music in their daily lives. Treating music as an expression of political and national identity, she examines it in the context of the era's art and literature, political and religious conflicts, and contentious issues of class and gender --Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Baroque music in early modern Europe
  • I. Musical expression and innovation
  • Ancients and moderns
  • Theatrical baroque
  • The art and craft of instrumental music in the early seventeenth century
  • Music in civic and religious ritual
  • II. Musical institutions
  • Opera in Venice and beyond
  • Power and pleasure at the court of Louis XIV
  • Music in seventeenth-century England
  • Music and education
  • Academies, salons, and music societies
  • III. Musical synthesis in the capitals of Europe
  • Rome in the age of the arcadian academy
  • Parisians and their music in the eighteenth century
  • Music in city, court, and church in the Holy Roman Empire
  • The London of Handel and Hogarth
  • Postlude and prelude.
  • 9780393929171 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 0393929175 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
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  • 40022670962
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