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The music room in early modern France and Italy : sound, space, and object

Author: Deborah Howard; Laura Moretti
Publisher: Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 176.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title investigates spaces for music-making in early modern France and Italy. Spaces specifically designed for music began to appear in private dwellings. While elite music-making became more specialised through the employment of paid musicians, music printing allowed new compositions to be diffused down the social scale.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Music room in early modern France and Italy.
Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)989683801
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Howard; Laura Moretti
ISBN: 9780197265055 0197265057
OCLC Number: 769471054
Description: xvi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Music-making in domestic space --
Seduction and spirituality: the ambiguous roles of music in Venetian art --
When is a room a music room? Sounds, spaces, and objects in non-courtly Italian interiors --
The place of music in the artist's home --
Music in the French domestic interior (1500-1600) --
The role of music in the Venetian home in the Cinquecento --
Women on the edge: the "Saletta delle Dame" of the Palazzo Salvadego in Brescia --
Balance on the lute: the role of the strings --
The lute: an instrument for all seasons --
Assessing the acoustic performance of small music rooms: a short introduction --
"With tempered notes, in the green hills and among rivers": Music, learning, and the symbolic space of recreation in the Manuscript Modena, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, a.F.9.9 --
Spaces for music in sixteenth-century Paduan courts --
Caccini's stages: identity and performance space in the Late Cinquecento Court --
Spaces for musical performance in the Este court in Ferrara (c.1440-1540) --
Music rooms in the Ducal Palace in Mantua: from Andrea Mantegna to Giovan Battista Bertani --
Queen Christina of Sweden as a patron of music in Rome in the Mid-Seventeenth century --
The acoustic analysis of Palladio's Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza --
Music at home: spaces for music in French seventeenth-century residential architecture --
Spaces for musical performance in seventeenth-century Roman residences.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 176.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah Howard & Laura Moretti.

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