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Music and the myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy

Author: Giuseppe Gerbino
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: New perspectives in music history and criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The idea that there was a time when men and women lived in perfect harmony with nature and with themselves, though rooted in classical antiquity, was one of the most fertile products of the Renaissance literary and artistic imagination. This book explores one specific aspect of this idea: the musical representation and stylization of the myth of Arcadia in sixteenth-century Italy Giuseppe Gerbino outlines how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giuseppe Gerbino
ISBN: 9780521899567 0521899567 9781107659223 1107659221
OCLC Number: 268793380
Awards: Winner of American Musicological Society Lewis Lockwood Award 2010.
Description: ix, 445 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Contents: Music in Arcadia : an unsettled tradition. The idiosyncrasies of chronology --
The return of the shepherd --
Musical remedies --
On the cusp between language and music --
Musical eclipses --
Theater. The boundaries of the genre --
Singing like shepherds, singing like peasants --
Ruzante's song and the rustic picturesque --
Re-founding pastoral theater --
The (female) performance of high culture --
The madrigal. A pastoral society --
The dark side of Arcadia --
Marenzio's utopia of the senses --
Lost in Arcadia --
Epilogue : Pastoral, opera, and the impossibility of tragedy.
Series Title: New perspectives in music history and criticism.
Responsibility: Giuseppe Gerbino.
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This book provides insights into the Renaissance fascination with the myth of Arcadia, examining how this was represented in music.  Read more...

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