Identity and Locality in Early European Music, 1028-1740

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Jason Stoessel
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Music - 249 pages
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This collection presents numerous discoveries and fresh insights into music and musical practices that shaped distinctly localized individual and collective identities in pre-modern and early modern Europe. Contributions by leading and emerging European music experts fall into three areas: plainchant traditions in Aquitania and the Iberian peninsula during the first 700 years of the second millennium; late medieval musical aesthetics, traditions and practices in Paris, Padua, Prague and more generally England, Germany and Spain; and local traditions in Renaissance Augsburg and Baroque Naples and Dresden. In addition to in-depth readings of anonymous musical traditions, contributors provide new details concerning the lives and music of well-known composers. This book will appeal to a broad range of readers, including chant scholars, medievalists, music historians, and anyone interested in music's place in pre modern and early modern European culture.

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Dr Jason Stoessel currently lectures on music history, musical cultures and music theory at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. He has published on several topics in late medieval music, including notational process in early fifteenth-century manuscripts, intertextual process in the music of Johannes Ciconia, and editing late medieval songs. His current research is directed to investigating musical culture in late medieval Padua.

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