Music in the Baroque

ISBN-10: 0393929175

ISBN-13: 9780393929171

Edition: 2013

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Wendy Heller's Music in the Baroque traces the rise of national styles of composition in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, even as the colonial European powers exploited and embraced the civilizations of Asia and the New World. Heller focuses not only on a wide range of musical genres in the Baroque period, but also on the very different ways in which men and women experienced music in their daily lives. Treating music as an expression of political and national identity, she examines it in the context of the era's art and literature, political and religious conflicts, and contentious issues of class and gender.Western Music in Context: A Norton History comprises six volumes of moderate length, each written in an engaging style by a recognized expert. Authoritative and current, the series examines music in the broadest sense—as sounds notated, performed, and heard—focusing not only on composers and works, but also on broader social and intellectual currents.
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Wendy Heller is Professor of Music and Director of the Program in Italian Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice and articles published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Early Music, and Music & Letters. Heller's writings have received awards from the American Musicological Society and the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, and she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Jean Beaufret (1907--1982) was an important reader and translator of Martin Heidegger's work and played a key role in Heidegger's reception in France. The four volumes of Dialogues avec Heidegger were published between 1974 and 1985.Martin Heidegger (1889--1975), who became famous for his theories of being and human nature, is considered one of the most original and influential philosophers of the 20th century.Mark Sinclair teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University.An American of Austrian birth, Arnold Schoenberg composed initially in a highly developed romantic style but eventually turned to painting and expressionism. At first he was influenced by Richard Wagner and tried to write in a Wagnerian style. He attracted the attention of Alban Berg and Anton von Webern, with whom he created a new compositional method based on using all 12 half-steps in each octave as an organizing principle, the so-called 12-tone technique. His importance to the development of twentieth-century music is incredible, but the music he composed using this new method is not easily accessible to most concertgoers.

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Series Editor's Preface
Author's Preface
Baroque Music in Early Modern Europe
Defining "Baroque"
Humanism and Beyond
Political and Religious Conflict
Toward the Enlightenment
Baroque Music and Style
For Further Reading
Musical Expression and Innovation
Ancients and Moderns
Theory and Practice in the Age of Humanism
Inventing Opera Dramatizing the Madrigal: Il pastor fido
Moving the Passions with Song
From Performance to Print and Back Again
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Theatrical Baroque
Monteverdi's Mantua
Opera in Italy and Beyond
Other Varieties of Musical Theater
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The Art and Craft of Instrumental Music in the Early Seventeenth Century
The Practical Musician
Building Instruments for Sight and Sound
Patrons, Audiences, and Performers
Music, Rhetoric, and National Styles
Genre and Style in Seventeenth-Century Instrumental Music
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Music in Civic and Religious Ritual
Music, Faith, and Ideology
Religious Diversity and Stylistic Pluralism
Music and Paraliturgical Practices
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Musical Institutions
Opera in Venice and Beyond
Opera and the Venetian Republic
The Venetian Opera Industry
The Anatomy of an Opera: Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea
Staging Venetian Opera
Cavalli's Giasone
Beyond Giasone and Venice
Operatic Conventions in the Late Seventeenth Century
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Power and Pleasure at the Court of Louis XIV
Centralization of the Arts under Bourbon Rule
What Is So French about French Music?
Staging the Monarchy
The Burlesque as a Mirror of the Court: The Com�die-Ballet
The Tragic Ideal
The Power of the Sorceress: From Armide to M�d�e
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Music in Seventeenth-Century England
Music in the Jacobean and Caroline Ages
Music for the Church of England
The Interregnum
John Playford: Music Publishing from the Interregnum to the Restoration
Music during the Restoration
Henry Purcell
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Music and Education
Learning to Sing
Orphans and Foundlings
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Academies, Salons, and Music Societies
Singing at the Italian Academies
Women Patrons: The Salons
Professionalism: The Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna
Musical Entrepreneurs and the Rise of Public Concerts
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Musical Synthesis in the Capitals of Europe
Rome in the Age of the Arcadian Academy
Patrons and Composers in Eighteenth-Century Rome
Alternatives to Opera
The Arcadian Academy
Opera and the Arcadians
Corelli and the Cult of Instrumental Music
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Parisians and Their Music in the Eighteenth Century
Resisting the Monarchy: The Politics of the Italian Style
Pleasures in Paris
Fran�ois Couperin and Les gouts r�unis
The French Cantata
Paris during the Regency
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Music in City, Court, and Church in the Holy Roman Empire
A Domestic Music Scene in North Germany
Buxtehude in L�beck
Public Concerts in Hamburg and L�beck
Heinrich Biber in Salzburg
Vienna and the Imperial Style
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The London of Handel and Hogarth
Commerce and Politics in Eighteenth-Century London
Italian Music in London
Oratorio and the Apotheosis of Handel
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Postlude and Prelude: Bach and the Baroque
The Road to Leipzig
Music in Leipzig
Music for the Church
The Coffeehouse Composer
Beyond Genre: The Universal Bach
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