Monteverdi and His Contemporaries

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Ashgate, 2000 - History - 256 pages
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This collection of reprinted essays takes the trends of the author's Music, Patronage and Printing in Late Renaissance Florence (also in the 'Variorum' series) in a somewhat different direction. If the focus there was primarily on archival documents, here it is on the actual music. The starting-point is similar - the rise of the 'new music' for solo voice and basso continuo in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Florence, in particular the songs of Giulio Caccini. But it moves on to broader aesthetic issues crystallized in contemporary theoretical debate and musical practice - not least the rise of aria-based styles - and concludes with a series of studies of Claudio Monteverdi's works for the theatre, including the operas Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (1640) and the ever-problematic L'incoronazione di Poppea (1643).

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Contents

Introduction
vii
On the Composition and Performance
38
Some
80
Some Thoughts
147
Artusi Monteverdi and the Poetics of Modern Music 171194
191
Sigismondo dIndia Claudio
193
In Loves Harmonious Consort? Penelope
199
Some Thoughts on Music
247
Index
279
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About the author (2000)

Tim Carter is David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music and chair of the Music Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among his previous books is "Monteverdi's Musical Theatre," published by Yale University Press. He lives in Chapel Hill.

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