Warrior, Courtier, Singer: Giulio Cesare Brancaccio and the Performance of Identity in the Late Renaissance

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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"Richard Wistreich examines Brancaccio's life in detail and from this it becomes possible to consider the mental and social world of a warrior and courtier with musical skills in a broader context. A wide-ranging study of bass singing in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy provides a contextual basis from which to consider Brancaccio's reputation as a performer. Wistreich illustrates the use of music in the process of 'self-fashioning' and the role of performance of all kinds in the construction of male noble identity within court culture, including the nature and currency of honour, chivalric virtu and sixteenth-century notions of gender and virility in relation to musical performance." "This examination of Brancaccio's social world significantly expands our understanding of noble culture in both France and Italy during the sixteenth century, and the place of music-making within it."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

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Napolitano y de buena casta
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della Casa Il vero modo di diminuir 1584 Libro secondo p 39
149
Per basso solo
159
libro de madrigali 1607 with diminutions in the hand
165
Basso alla bastarda
193
terzo libro de madrigali Venice 1613
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Poco preggio di soldato ma anche di C orteggiano
221
Tra novelle sirene
239
Canti in dolce tenzon
253
Works
275
Table
276
Bibliography
303
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About the author (2007)

Richard Wistreich is Senior Lecturer in Music at Newcastle University, UK.

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