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Warrior, courtier, singer : Giulio Cesare Brancaccio and the performance of identity in the late Renaissance

Author: Richard Wistreich
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Giulio Cesare Brancaccio was a Neapolitan nobleman with long practical experience of military life. He was also a virtuoso bass singer whose performances were praised by both Tasso and Guarini. Richard Wistreich examines Brancaccio's life in detail and considers the mental and social world of a warrior and courtier with musical skills in a broader context. He also illustrates the use of music in the process of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wistreich, Richard.
Warrior, courtier, singer.
Aldershot : Ashgate, ©2007
(DLC) 2006032279
Named Person: Giulio Cesare Brancaccio; Giulio Cesare Brancaccio
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wistreich
ISBN: 9780754684060 0754684067
OCLC Number: 648340259
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 332 pages) : . illustrations, music
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Table; List of Music Examples; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; PART ONE: Identity of a Performer; PART TWO: Bass Song; PART THREE: Performance of Identity; Appendix 1 Giulio Cesare Brancaccio: Works; Appendix 2 Selected Documents; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Richard Wistreich.

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Giulio Cesare Brancaccio was a Neapolitan nobleman with long practical experience of military life in the service of Charles V. This work presents an examination of Brancaccio's social world, which  Read more...

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