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The Resource Music and the myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy, Giuseppe Gerbino

Music and the myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy, Giuseppe Gerbino

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Music and the myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy
Title
Music and the myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy
Statement of responsibility
Giuseppe Gerbino
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The idea that there was a time when men and women lived in perfect harmony with nature and with themselves, though rooted in classical antiquity, was one of the most fertile products of the Renaissance literary and artistic imagination. This book explores one specific aspect of this idea: the musical representation and stylization of the myth of Arcadia in sixteenth-century Italy Giuseppe Gerbino outlines how Renaissance culture strove to keep this utopia alive, and demonstrates how music played a fundamental role in the construction and preservation of this collective illusion. Covering a range of different music genres, including the madrigal, music for theater, and early opera, the book overcomes traditional barriers among genres. Illustrative music examples, including previously unpublished music, serve to remind the reader's knowledge of this important repertory, and provide new insights into the role of music in the formation and dissemination of cultural myths."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Gerbino, Giuseppe
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML290.2
LC item number
.G47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives in music history and criticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music and mythology
  • Arkadia (Greece)
  • Antike
  • Mythologie
  • Rezeption
  • Musik
  • Darstellende Kunst
  • Hirtendichtung
  • Vertonung
  • Italien
  • Arkadien (Motiv)
Label
Music and the myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy, Giuseppe Gerbino
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [400]-436) and index
Contents
Music in Arcadia : an unsettled tradition. The idiosyncrasies of chronology -- The return of the shepherd -- Musical remedies -- On the cusp between language and music -- Musical eclipses -- Theater. The boundaries of the genre -- Singing like shepherds, singing like peasants -- Ruzante's song and the rustic picturesque -- Re-founding pastoral theater -- The (female) performance of high culture -- The madrigal. A pastoral society -- The dark side of Arcadia -- Marenzio's utopia of the senses -- Lost in Arcadia -- Epilogue : Pastoral, opera, and the impossibility of tragedy
Control code
268793380
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
[x], 445 p.
Isbn
9780521899567
Lccn
2008049142
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
(OCoLC)268793380
Label
Music and the myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy, Giuseppe Gerbino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [400]-436) and index
Contents
Music in Arcadia : an unsettled tradition. The idiosyncrasies of chronology -- The return of the shepherd -- Musical remedies -- On the cusp between language and music -- Musical eclipses -- Theater. The boundaries of the genre -- Singing like shepherds, singing like peasants -- Ruzante's song and the rustic picturesque -- Re-founding pastoral theater -- The (female) performance of high culture -- The madrigal. A pastoral society -- The dark side of Arcadia -- Marenzio's utopia of the senses -- Lost in Arcadia -- Epilogue : Pastoral, opera, and the impossibility of tragedy
Control code
268793380
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
[x], 445 p.
Isbn
9780521899567
Lccn
2008049142
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
(OCoLC)268793380

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