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Baroque music : music in Western Europe, 1580-1750

"In this comprehensive introduction to the music of the Baroque, Professor Hill illuminates the culture, religion, and political history of the era, along with its most enduring musical compositions. Works singled out for in-depth analysis include those from the standard Western European repertoire along with works from Spain, Portugal, and the New World." "With its unparalleled breadth and level of detail, Baroque Music is an ideal text for courses in music history and literature. Professor Hill approaches his subject from several perspectives: as a social historian, cultural anthropologist, musicologist, and storyteller. His descriptions of the cultural, social, and political forces shaping this dynamic period give readers an essential context for the musical innovations that were being made."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2005
W.W. Norton, New York, ©2005
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xx, 525 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780393978001, 0393978001
1. Introduction : monarchy, religion, and the rhetoric of the arts
Monarchy and nobility
The rhetoric of the arts
2. The birth of opera, monody, and the concerted madrigal
Court culture, politics, and spectacle in Florence
The first operas
Le nuove musiche
Monody and the serious canzonetta in Naples, Rome, and elsewhere
Seconda pratica and the concerted madrigal
Court opera in Mantua, Florence, and Rome
3. New genres of instrumental music
Frescobaldi and style change in lute and harpsichord music
Chordal composition
Modal composition
Church organ music in early seventeenth-century Italy
The violin and Italian instrumental ensemble music
4. Church music in Italy, 1600-1650
Churches and other religious institutions
Persistence of traditions
The small-scale sacred concerto
Sacred dialogues and oratorios
Large-scale concerted church music
5. Stage, instrumental, and church music in France to 1650
The Balet comique de la Royne
Types of dance in court ballets, other spectacles, and social contexts
The air de cour
Lute music
Harpsichord music
Instrumental ensemble music
Organs and organ music
Vocal music for church. 6. Music in the Empire through the Thirty-Year's War
The Italian influx to the Empire and Eastern Europe
The earliest Lutheran composers to assimilate new Italian styles after 1600
Heinrich Schütz
Calvinist music
Lutheran organ music
Ensemble music in the Empire
The German continuo song
7. Music in England under the first Stuart kings and Commonwealth
England in the European context
Instrumental ensemble music in England
Lute and harpsichord music
Church music under the Stuart kings
Madrigals, ayres, and songs
The masque at the courts of the first Stuart kings
Music, the English Civil War, and Commonwealth
8. The diffusion of new vocal genres for theater, chamber, and church in Italy, 1635-1680
The spread of opera from Rome
Venetian theaters
Incogniti operas
Venetian opera conventions
Venetian arias
Florence, Naples, Genoa
The spread of the chamber cantata
The oratorio in Rome at mid-century
Changes in liturgical music in Italy. 9. Music at the court of Louis XIV to the death of Lully
Political, economic, and cultural centralization in France
Musique de la Grande Écurie
Musique de la Chambre
The Chapelle Royale
Italian opera at the French royal court
Spectacle as propaganda at the court of Louis XIV
The system of royal academies
The beginnings of French opera
Ballets de cour and Comèdies-ballets
Tragédie en Musique
Lully's Alceste
Lully's harmony
Music in the city of Paris in the age of Louis XIV
10. Music in Spain, Portugal, and their colonies
The Spanish Empire and its church
Latin liturgical music
The Villancico and other vernacular church music
Autos sacramentales
Vocal chamber music
Stage music
The Zarzuela
Keyboard music
Harp and guitar
11. Music in the Empire during the later seventeenth century
The new Lutheran piety and the religious aria
Sacred concertos for solo voice
Sacred concertos for several voices
Chorale concertos
Religious vocal music at the Catholic German courts
Keyboard music
Instrumental ensemble music
Seventeenth-century opera in the German lands
German music theory
12. Sonata and concerto in late seventeenth-century Italy
The Italian trio and solo sonata in the second half of the seventeenth century
Arcangelo Corelli
The normalized harmonic style
The solo sonata after Corelli
The rise of the concerto grosso
The Bolognese trumpet sonata
The solo violin concerto. 13. England from the Restoration through the Augustan age
Charles II and the musical institutions of his court
Anthems and services
Odes and welcome songs
Songs and domestic vocal ensembles
Viols and violins
Solo keyboard music
Plays with music, dramatick operas
All-sung operas
14. Italian vocal music, ca.1680-1730
The Neoclassical reform of Italian opera, ca.1680-1706
Opera seria, part 1
The Doctrine of the Affections
Opera seria, part 2
"A perfect spiritual Melodramma" : the Italian oratorio, ca. 1680-1730
The chamber cantata
Latin church music
15. French music from the War of the Grand Alliance to the end of the Regency
France declines in the theater of Europe
Italian music : rapprochement and resistance
The cantata françoise
Vocal church music
Organ music
Pièces de clavecin
Sonatas and sonades
Orchestral music
The harmonic theories of Jean-Philippe Rameau
16. German traditions and innovations, ca. 1690-1750
The new Lutheran cantata
Bach's cantatas
Protestant oratorios and passions
Handel's oratorios
Bach's passions and oratorios
Bach's keyboard works
Instrumental ensemble music
The end of an era, the legacy of the Baroque
Appendix. Rhetorical figures that are frequently mirrored in music