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Celestial sirens : nuns and their music in early modern Milan

Author: Robert L Kendrick
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford monographs on music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most famous musicians of early modern Milan were its cloistered nuns, despite the efforts of church officials to limit their musical lives. This book details the cultural context, religious traditions, musical styles, and personal meaning of the music written by and for them from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth century, and outlines the ways in which their status as female virgins was--and was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Kendrick
ISBN: 0198164084 9780198164081 9786610766253 6610766258
OCLC Number: 33334385
Description: xxi, 556 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Religious Women in Milan: From 'Counter-Reformation' to 'Early Modern Catholicism' --
2. Patrician Institutions and their Medieval Heritage --
3. From Social Disciplining to Spiritual Recreation --
4. Conflict and Renown --
5. Monastic Musical Traditions --
6. Nuns' Music in the Milanese World-view --
7. Ad usum Sanctimonialium --
8. Continuity and Innovation from Antegnati to Rusca --
9. A Nun's Music among the Genres of Mid-century Lombardy --
10. Spirituality and Style in Cozzolani's Music --
11. Solo Motets and their Background from Cozzolani to Badalla --
12. Conclusion --
App. A. Documents --
App. B. Female Monasteries in the Diocese of Milan, c. 1600 --
App. C. Printed Music Dedicated to Nuns in the Diocese, 1592-1679 --
App. D. The Works of Sessa, Rusca, Cozzolani, Calegari, and Badalla --
App. E.A Reconstruction of Benedictine Vespers at S. Radegonda --
App. F. Two Compositions by Milanese Nuns: O quam bonus es / Chiara Margarita Cozzolani --
Non plangete / Rosa Giacinta Badalla.
Series Title: Oxford monographs on music.
Responsibility: Robert L. Kendrick.
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This study investigates the musical culture of cloistered nuns in the city of Milan. The music composed by four nuns - Claudia Scossa, Claudia Rusca, Chiara Margarita Cozzollani and Rosa Giacinta  Read more...

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