Roman Monody, Cantata and Opera from the Circles Around Cardinal Montalto: Volumes 1 (Text) and 2 (Music) (Oxford Monographs on Music)

By: Hill, John Walter

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2 volumes, xx., 453; xii., 458 pp. Volume 1 text, volume 2 music. Very good pair in dustjackets with just some minor bumps and creases to the jackets. Arising from the author's discovery or identification of ten important manuscripts of early seventeenth-century Italian solo song (monody) previously unexplored by modern scholars. Almost by coincidence, the author's research shows that all ten manuscripts preserve portions of Roman repertoire largely by composers associated with the most significant music patron of the period, Alessandro Peretti, Cardinal Montalto. Through extensive archival documentation, Cardinal Montalto's patronage of music is set in the broader context of the network of political, economic, and cultural clientela to which Montalto belonged. Hill documents new explanations of the origin of monody, focusing on the roles of Naples and rome and their unwritten traditions. A thorough analysis of the repertoire itself reveals and explains distinct subgenres of monody that have not previously been distinguished. Music for Battista Guarini's last stage work and for the first Roman opera brought forth.

Title: Roman Monody, Cantata and Opera from the Circles Around Cardinal Montalto: Volumes 1 (Text) and 2 (Music) (Oxford Monographs on Music)

Author Name: Hill, John Walter

Categories: Music,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press 1997: 1997

ISBN Number: 0198166133

ISBN Number 13: 9780198166139

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo.

Book number: 59514

Keywords: Roman Monody,Cantata,Opera,Cardinal Montalto,Baroque