Essays on Italian Poetry and Music in the Renaissance, 1350-1600

Essays on Italian Poetry and Music in the Renaissance, 1350-1600

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These essays illuminate the changing nature of text-music relationships from the time of Petrarch to Guarini and, in music, from the madrigals of Giovanni da Cascia to those of Gesualdo da Venosa. Haar traces a line of development from the stylized rhetoric of Trecento song through the popularizing trends of Quattrocento music and on to the union of verbal and musical cadence that marked the high Renaissance in sixteenth-century Italian music.What then does music add, apart from serving as aide- memoire or offering entertainment that may depend little on words for its success? ... And is genuine fusion of word and tone, the Greek ideal that musical humanists sought so earnestly and so inventively to recapture, a reachable goal or an ... This period in Italian culture is a long one a€” some 250 years, from the age of Petrarch to the age of Marino.


Title:Essays on Italian Poetry and Music in the Renaissance, 1350-1600
Author: James Haar
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1986
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