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Author Freedman, Richard, 1957-

Title Music in the Renaissance / Richard Freedman.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, ©2013.

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  ML172 .F74 2013    Available  
Description xix, 258, A27 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Western music in context : a Norton history
Western music in context.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Music and the cultures of the Renaissance -- Learning to be a musician -- Music at court and a songbook for Beatrice -- Piety, devotion, and ceremony -- Structures and symbols in cantus firmus and canon -- Number, medicine, and magic -- Music and the ideal courtier -- Josquin de Prez and the "perfect art" -- Scribes, printers, and owners -- Music and the literary imagination -- Music and the crisis of belief -- The arts of improvisation, embellishment, and variation -- Empire, exploration, and encounter -- Tradition and innovation around 1600 -- Glossary.
Summary Richard Freedman's Music in the Renaissance shows how music and other forms of expression were adapted to changing tastes and ideals in Renaissance courts and churches. Giving due weight to sacred, secular, and instrumental genres, Freedman invites readers to consider who made music, who sponsored and listened to it, who preserved and owned it, and what social and aesthetic purposes it served. While focusing on broad themes such as music and the literary imagination and the art of improvisation, he also describes Europeans' musical encounters with other cultures and places [Publisher description].
Subject Music -- 15th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1400-1599
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Online version: Freedman, Richard, 1957- Music in the Renaissance. New York : W.W. Norton, ©2013 (OCoLC)983749811
ISBN 9780393929164 (pbk.)
0393929167 (pbk.)
Standard No. 40021587885