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Monteverdi's Unruly Women The Power of Song in Early Modern Italy

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ISBN-10: 0521845297

ISBN-13: 9780521845298

Edition: 2004

Authors: Bonnie Gordon, Jeffrey Kallberg, Anthony Newcomb, Ruth Solie

List price: $134.00
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Monteverdi's Unruly Women examines the composer's madrigals and music dramas for what they can tell us about the musical and cultural world of singing and the voice in early modern Italy. Monteverdi's music demanded trained, female voices to make dramatic and expressive statements. At a time when singing was not entirely acceptable for respectable women his music allowed women to use their voices to gain power. Bonnie Gordon also explores the social and musical environment in which the singers lived and worked. Using key primary source material such as singing treatises and Renaissance writings on medicine and acoustics, Gordon contributes to two distinct disciplines: she brings an…    
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Book details

List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 246
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034

Bonnie Gordon is Assistant Professor of Music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has published on Renaissance music and culture as well as contemporary female song writers.

Introduction
Vocal anatomies: mouths, breath and throats in early modern Italy
Back talk: the power of female song on the stage
Madrigalian desire: the convergence of love and sex in madrigals
Emblazoning Angioletta: musical fantasies and dissection
Angry ladies: changing experiences of sensations
Coda