The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century music

Corporate Author: Cambridge University Press.
Other Authors: Carter, Tim, 1954-, Butt, John.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge history of music.
Online Access: Online version
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Carter (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Butt (Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland) assembled an all-star team of scholars, who provide state-of-the-art essays on various aspects of 17th-century music--for example, music and the marketplace, sacred songs, musical meaning, and music and the sciences. The danger in a work by so many contributors is a lack of focus or cohesion, but the editors successfully overcome that potential problem with solid editing and editorial guidance. Each of the essays delivers on the book's promise of "a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures, and politics of the age." The essays are united by an examination of philosophies and methods of history: how has this material been presented in the past, and what ways of looking at it are culturally relevant or useful now? ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers. S. Edwards Delgado Community College

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