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Music in the German Renaissance : sources, styles, and contexts

Author: John Kmetz
Publisher: Milton Keynes : Lightning Source, 2011.
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This 1994 collection of fourteen essays explores the musical culture of the German-speaking realm in the age of Gutenberg, Durer and Luther. The essays demonstrate the important role played by German  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kmetz
ISBN: 0521440459 9780521440455 9780521027373 0521027373
OCLC Number: 813619335
Description: XVII, 289 str. : ilustr., note ; 25 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; Part I. Sources: 1. Dufay songs in German manuscripts Lorenz Welker; 2. An Isaac autograph Jessie Ann Owens; 3. Music in the library of Johannes Klein Tom Ward; 4. Heinrich Glarean's books Iain Fenlon; 5. Georg Knoff: bibliophile and devotee of Italian music in late sixteenth-century Danzig Martin Morell; Part II. Styles: 6. Polyphony based on chant in a late fifteenth-century German manuscript Martin Just; 7. An early Missa brevis in Trent Codex 91 Adelyn Peck Leverett; 8. The constitution of the fifteenth-century German tenor lied: drafting the history of a musical genre Martin Staehelin; 9. Lied and madrigal, 1580-1600 Ludwig Finscher; Part III. Contexts: 10. The motet texts of Philippe de Vitry in German humanist manuscripts of the fifteenth century Andrew Wathey; 11. Innovation in instrumental music 1450-1520: the role of German performers within European culture Keith Polk; 12. The Piperinus-Amerbach partbooks: six months of music lessons in Renaissance Basle John Kmetz; 13. The Salzburg liturgy and single-impression music printing Stanley Boorman; 14. Music and patronage at the court of Rudolf II Robert Lindell; Indices; Manuscripts; Printed editions of music; General.
Responsibility: edited by John Kmetz.


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