Aspects of the Secular Cantata in Late Baroque Italy

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Michael Talbot
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Music - 425 pages
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The contributors in this volume choose aspects of the cantata relevant to their special interests in order to say new things about the works, whether historical, analytical, bibliographical, discographical or performance-based. The prime focus is on Italian-born composers working between 1650 and 1750 and many key figures are considered, among them Tomaso Albinoni, Giovanni Bononcini, Giovanni Legrenzi, Benedetto Marcello, Alessandro Scarlatti, Alessandro Stradella, Leonardo Vinci and Antonio Vivaldi. The book aims to stimulate interest in, and to win converts to, this genre, which in its day equalled the instrumental sonata in importance, and in which more than a few composers invested a major part of their creativity.
 

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Contents

A Lost Volume of Cantatas and Serenatas from the Original
27
Dramatic Approaches
55
Cantata Publication in Bologna and Venice
79
Notes
111
Bononcinis agreable and easie style and those fine inventions in
135
Investigations into the Cantata in Naples During the First Half of
203
Performance Edition
227
Patterns and Strategies of Modulation in Cantata Recitatives
255
Keyboard
273
Models
295
Bibliography
371
Index of Vocal Works
393
General Index
409
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About the author (2009)

Michael Talbot is an Emeritus Professor at the Liverpool University, UK

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