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Polymath of the baroque : Agostino Steffani and his music

Author: Colin Timms
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Composer, diplomat, bishop: Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) was one of the most remarkable figures in late-seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century Europe. Steffani began his career as a composer, musician, and courtier, but his accomplishments brought him high-level positions in the courts of Germany and in the Catholic church. He served as advisor to Bavarian and Hanoverian Electors and played a leading role in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Agostino Steffani; Agostino Steffani; Agostino Steffani; Agostino Steffani; Agostino Steffani; Agostino Steffani
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Timms
ISBN: 0195154738 9780195154733
OCLC Number: 49750821
Description: xviii, 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The life. Castelfranco and Padua 1654-1667 ; Munich 1667-1688 ; Hanover 1688-1703 ; Düsseldorf 1703-1709 ; Apostolic Vicar of North Germany 1709-1728 --
The music. The sacred works ; The operas, I : general survey ; The operas, II : case-studies ; The chamber music ; Conclusion: personality and achievement.
Responsibility: Colin Timms.
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Composer, diplomat, and bishop - Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) was one of the most remarkable figures in late-17th and early-18th century Europe. This book discusses all the periods and facets of  Read more...

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This impressive study is as entertaining as it is informative, both for music specialists and for vistors from other disciplines...Steffani's life is fascinating, and very well told by Timms. * TLS *

 
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