The Italian cantata in Vienna : entertainment in the age of absolutism / Lawrence Bennett.

Author
Bennett, Lawrence, 1940- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2013]
  • ©2013
Description
xvi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Publications of the Early Music Institute [More in this series]
Summary note
Lawrence Bennett provides a first-ever comprehensive study of the rich but little-known repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Cantatas became a form of elite entertainment, composed to amuse listeners during banquets and academic meetings, or pay homage to member of the royal family for birthdays, name days, and special occasions such as miltary victories or coronations. Concentrating on Baroque cantatas composed in the Habsburg court, Bennett draws extensively on primary source material to explore the stylistic changes that occured within the musical genre in the generations before Haydn and Mozart.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-351) and indexes.
Contents
  • The cantata in Vienna, 1658-1700. The political and cultural milieu ; The composers ; Repertoire and sources ; Text and music
  • The cantata in Vienna, 1700-1711. The political and cultural milieu ; The composers ; Repertoire and sources ; Style overview ; Aspects of form ; Melody, harmony, and rhythm ; The relationship of text and music.
ISBN
  • 9780253010186 ((cloth ; : alkaline paper))
  • 0253010187 ((cloth ; : alkaline paper))
  • 0253010349
  • 9780253010346
LCCN
2013034074
OCLC
812509007
Other standard number
  • 40022900855
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