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Divining the oracle : Monteverdi's seconda prattica

"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."
Print Book, English, ©2003
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, ©2003
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xviii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780226638836, 0226638839
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