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Both from the ears & mind : thinking about music in early modern England

Author: Linda Phyllis Austern
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As recent scholarship has begun to register, music during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries occupied a much wider intellectual and cultural position than it did in later centuries, including the present one. Linda Austern's study aims to restore music to its former scope and give us a renewed sense of its role and effects in early-modern English society. The book brings to life the kinds of educated debates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Austern, Linda Phyllis, 1957-
Both from the ears & mind.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020
(DLC) 2019045110
(OCoLC)1117630821
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Phyllis Austern
ISBN: 9780226704678 022670467X
OCLC Number: 1165642336
Description: 1 online resource (380 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), music.
Contents: Introduction --
Praise, blame, and persuasion : "Of musicke by way of disputation" --
Debating godly music : Sober and lawful Christian use --
Harmony, number, and proportion --
To please the ear and satisfy the mind --
"Comfortable ... in sicknes and in health" : Music to temper self and surroundings.
Other Titles: Both from the ears and mind
Responsibility: Linda Phyllis Austern.

Abstract:

"As recent scholarship has begun to register, music during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries occupied a much wider intellectual and cultural position than it did in later centuries, including the present one. Linda Austern's study aims to restore music to its former scope and give us a renewed sense of its role and effects in early-modern English society. The book brings to life the kinds of educated debates and conversations that would accompany musical performances or animate intellectual gatherings, and engages with the various genres of writings about music that circulated at the time. Attending to materials that go beyond music's conventional limits, these chapters probe the role of music in commonplace books, health maintenance and marriage manuals, rhetorical and theological treatises, and mathematical dictionaries. Ultimately, Austern illustrates how music was an indispensable frame of reference that became central to the fabric of life during a time of tremendous intellectual, social, and technological change"--

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"If anyone in England from 1500 to 1700 has written about music, Austern has read it. Both from the Ears and Mind is a magnum opus that draws together twenty-five years of research and publication. Read more...

 
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