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Italian Cantata in Vienna: Entertainment in the Age of Absolutism (Publications of the Early Music Institute)

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Lawrence Bennett provides a comprehensive study of the rich repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. The cantata became a form of elite entertainment composed to amuse listeners during banquets or pay homage to members of the royal family during special occasions. Concentrating on Baroque cantatas composed in the Habsburg court, Bennett draws extensively on primary source material to explore the stylistic changes that occurred within the genre in the generations before Haydn and Mozart.

About the Author

Lawrence Bennett is Professor Emeritus of Music and former Chair of the Music Department at Wabash College. He founded the Western Wind, a vocal ensemble that has toured professionally throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Bibliographical Abbreviations

List of RISM Sigla

1. Introduction

The Role of Music in the Daily Lives of the Habsburgs

The Scope of the Book

The Secondary Literature

The Cantata Terminology

Forerunners of the Cantata in Vienna

Part I: The Cantata in Vienna, 1658-1700

2. The Political and Cultural Milieu

Historical Background

Leopold I as Patron and Composer

Habsburg Music Chapels, 1658-1700

Occasions, Places of Performance, and Performers

Librettists

3. The Composers

Composers Who May Have Written Cantatas for Vienna During the Early

Reign of Leopold I

Antonio and Carlo Draghi

Filippo Vismarri

Carlo Cappellini

Giovanni Battista Pederzuoli

Antonio Maria and Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani

German-Speaking Composers

4. Repertoire and Sources

The Repertoire

The Sources

5. Text and Music

Antonio Maria Viviani

Antonio Bertali

Filippo Vismarri

Carlo Cappellini

Giovanni Battista Pederzuoli

Antonio and Carlo Draghi

Part II: The Cantata in Vienna, 1700-1711

6. The Political and Cultural Milieu

Historical Background

Joseph I as Patron and Composer

Cultural Growth

Habsburg Music Chapels, 1700-1711

Genre Designations

Occasions, Places of Performance, and Performers

Librettists and Librettos

7. The Composers

Carlo Agostino Badia

Giovanni Bononcini

Marc'Antonio Ziani

Attilio Ariosti

Antonio Maria Bononcini

Composers Who May Have Written Cantatas for Vienna

8. Repertoire and Sources

New Interest in the Cantata

The Repertoire of Cantatas by Habsburg Composers

Sources

9. Style Overview

The Style Transition

Broad Structural Plans

Selection of Voices

Instrumentation

Dynamics

Recitative and Arioso

Aria Keys

Continuum (Tempo/Meter)

The Use of Devisen

Aria Designs

10. Aspects of Form

The Conventional Da Capo Design

Variants from the Conventional Design

Articulation of Form

11. Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm

Melody

Harmony

Surface Rhythm

Changes in Timbre

12. The Relationship of Text and Music

The Text and Its Influence upon the Musical Design

The Interactions of the Text with Melody and Rhythm

Tone Color and Dynamics

Descriptive Treatment of the Text

Affective Treatment of the Text

13. Conclusion: The Interregnum and Its Aftermath

The End of the War of the Spanish Succession

The Fate of the Cantata Composers and Librettists Who Served Joseph I

The Cantatas by Composers Residing in Vienna During the Interregum

Appendix A: Index of Cantata Text Incipits and Sources

Appendix B: Catalogue Raisonné of Viennese Cantata Sources

Appendix C: Texts of Arias Analyzed in Chapters 10-12

Notes

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253010186
Subtitle:
Entertainment in the Age of Absolutism
Author:
Bennett, Lawrence
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Music-Chamber Music
Subject:
Chamber
Subject:
Baroque period; cantata; choral; early music; Hapsburgs; Italy; Music; music genre; Vienna; voice
Subject:
Baroque period; cantata; choral; early music; Hapsburgs; Italy; Music; mu
Subject:
sic genre; Vienna; voice
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Publications of the Early Music Institute
Publication Date:
20131018
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
119 music exx., 5 bandw illus.
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.4 x 1 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Chamber Music
Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Voice

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