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Divining the oracle : Monteverdi's seconda prattica

Author: Massimo Michele Ossi
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003.
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"In this book, Massimo Ossi delves into the most significant aspect of Monteverdi's career: the development, during the first years of the seventeenth century, of a new compositional style he called the seconda prattica or "second manner."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Claudio Monteverdi; Claudio Monteverdi; Claudio Monteverdi; Claudio Monteverdi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Michele Ossi
ISBN: 0226638839 9780226638836
OCLC Number: 51009065
Description: xviii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : Divining the oracle --
The public debate, I : Prima and seconda prattica --
Toward a new conception of the madrigal book : aspects of large-scale organization in the fourth and fifth books --
The canzonetta --
The blurring of genres in individual madrigals --
The public debate, II : The philosopher's seconda prattica --
The genere concitato --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Massimo Ossi.
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"[Ossi argues that] the meaning of the "seconda prattica" lay in a paradox: 'that in order for music to truly serve the text, it first had to become independent of it.' This is the book's central Read more...

 
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