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
1 online resource.

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Series
Publications of the Early Music Institute [More in this series]
Summary note
Lawrence Bennett provides a comprehensive study of the rich repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. The cantata became a form of elite entertainment composed to amuse listeners during banquets or pay homage to members of the royal family during special occasions. Concentrating on Baroque cantatas composed in the Habsburg court, Bennett draws extensively on primary source material to explore the stylistic changes that occurred within the genre in the generations before Haydn an.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version record.
ISBN
  • 9780253010346 (electronic bk.)
  • 0253010349 (electronic bk.)
  • 1299924328 (electronic bk.)
  • 9781299924321 (electronic bk.)
OCLC
860711836
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