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Fenlon, Iain

Works: 163 works in 440 publications in 5 languages and 7,551 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Periodicals  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Speaker
Classifications: NA9072.V45, 720
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Most widely held works by Iain Fenlon
Piazza San Marco by Iain Fenlon( )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Piazza San Marco is a dynamic open space organically connected to the buildings which frame it. It shows how much is lost if the ensemble is divided into the individual structures of Doges' Palace, Basilica of San Marco, Campanile and so on. This title shows the events that took place there as a barometer of 1,000 years of Venetian history
Early music history ( )
in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music and patronage in sixteenth-century Mantua by Iain Fenlon( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a companion volume to Music and Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Mantua I. The relationship between the volumes is not direct in the sense that specific references are made in volume I to specific features of the works in volume II. Rather, the present volume stands on its own as an anthology of compositions which could all be described as products of the system of patronage discussed in volume I. In various ways these ceremonial and domestic compositions illuminate the environment that brought them into being and that enabled them to survive. At the same time, the selection illustrates the variety of styles employed by composers in the Gonzaga service from Jacques of Mantua to Claudio Monteverdi. The collection includes works both by little-known Mantuan musicians and by some of the most important composers of the sixteenth century."--Publisher's website, description of print version
The Italian madrigal in the early sixteenth century : sources and interpretation by Iain Fenlon( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This 1988 book examines the genesis and dissemination of the Italian madrigal in its formative stages. Iain Fenlon and James Haar have analysed this vast repertoire as it is found in manuscript and print offer information concerning the date and provenance of many fundamental sources together with a view of the subject which differs radically from previous treatments. Their study is divided into two parts. The first covers the rise and early cultivation of the madrigal, chiefly in Florence and Rome. The second contains a detailed descriptive inventory of all known manuscripts and printed editions, finishing with lists of contents and concordances in each case. This important study will serve those with an interest in Renaissance music and the changing cultural ambience of early sixteenth-century Florence and Rome."--Pub. desc
Music in medieval and early modern Europe : patronage, sources, and texts ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ceremonial city : history, memory and myth in renaissance Venice by Iain Fenlon( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the heart of the book is a detailed account of four major events that significantly shaped the history of Venice, the formation of the Holy League (the coalition that brought the republic into conflict with the Ottoman Empire): the victory of that League against the Turkish fleet at the battle of Lepanto; the ceremonial arrangements that were made to welcome Henry III of France to the city in 1574; and the devasting plague of 1575-7." "This central part is frame by two others. The first concentrates on St. Mark's Square, the buildings that surround it and the social and religious life that used it as a backdrop. This involves reconstruction of the historical and mythical events that gradually led to the elaboration, by Jacopo Sansovino and others, of a monumental civic arena invested with layers of meaning that were fundamental to a sense of Venetian identity. The final section considers how the major events of the 1570s, and above all the victory at Lepanto, were metabolized in Venetian history and reconfigured in the realms of memory and myth. Important factors in this process were the role of the printing press (Venice lay at the heart of the Italian booktrade) in disseminating accounts of current events and reworking them into a further elaborator of the Myth of Venice, and the ritual and other transformations that took place (such as the construction of Palladio's church of the Redentore), and their connection to the religious matrix that provides the key to the civic ethos of the city in the late sixteenth century. Venice had become the City of God."--Jacket
Music and culture in late Renaissance Italy by Iain Fenlon( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book explores the role music played in the cultural, religious, and political upheavals of late Renaissance Italy, revealing how musical activity of all kinds was instrumentalized by those in power. Iain Fenlon focuses on the second half of the sixteenth century - a period often still regarded as one of decline and degeneration after the achievements of the Quattrocento followed by the calamita d'Italia - and argues that Italian culture did not lose its vigour after 1530, but underwent a transformation, as both individuals and institutions reacted to new economic, political, and particular religious circumstances."--BOOK JACKET
Cambridge music manuscripts, 900-1700 by Fitzwilliam Museum( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Con che soavità : studies in Italian opera, song, and dance, 1580-1740 ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music in 17th and early 18th century Italy was wonderfully rich and varied: in theatrical and secular vocal chamber music alone, we saw the rise of the solo song and cantata, and the birth and growth of opera, all establishing important new structural and expressive paradigms. But this was also a complex time of uncertainty and change, as 'old' and 'new' interacted in subtle and often surprising ways. There is still much to document, explore and explain in terms of composers and repertories and their multi-layered contexts. This collection of essays by European, British and American musicologists seeks to consolidate the recent growth interest in seventeenth century studies. It includes discussions of leading composers (d'India, Monteverdi, Rovetta, Steffani, Albinoni, Vivaldi and Handel), repertories (chamber laments, staged balli and operatic mad-scenes), geographical issues (the arrival of Neapolitan opera in Venice), institutional contexts, and iconography. Inspiration for the book was drawn from the poineering research of Nigel Fortune, to whom the volume is dedicated on his 70th birthday
Music, print and culture in early sixteenth-century Italy by Iain Fenlon( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this illustrated study, Iain Fenlon examines the impact of the spread of printing on the publication of music in early sixteenth-century Italy, the place where the first collections of polyphonic music were printed and where the market for those books was originally created. Music, Print and Culture in Early Sixteenth-Century Italy is the published record of the tenth series of Panizzi Lectures, delivered at The British Library by Dr Iain Fenlon in autumn 1994
The song of the soul : understanding Poppea by Iain Fenlon( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in medieval and early modern music by Iain Fenlon( Book )
36 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalogue of the printed music and music manuscripts before 1801 in the Music Library of the University of Birmingham Barber Institute of Fine Arts by Barber Institute of Fine Arts( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Short-title catalogue of music printed before 1825 in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge by Fitzwilliam Museum( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heinrich Glarean's books : the intellectual world of a sixteenth-century musical humanist ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays offers a wide range of new interdisciplinary perspectives on Heinrich Glarean's contribution to intellectual life
The Winchester anthology : a facsimile of British Library additional manuscript 60577 by British Library( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and English, Middle and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giaches de Wert : letters and documents by Iain Fenlon( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three madrigals : for 4 voices or instruments by Jacob Arcadelt( )
6 editions published in 1975 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scherzi musicali a tre voci by Claudio Monteverdi( )
4 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains works by C. Monteverdi and G.C. Monteverdi
Venezia 1501 : Petrucci e la stampa musicale : catalogo della mostra by Iain Fenlon( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in Italian and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Fenlon, Iain Alexander.
Fenlon, Iain Alexander 1947-
English (199)
Italian (23)
German (2)
French (1)
English, Middle (1)