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Garland Reference Library of the Humanities #1: Music and the Cultures of Printby Kate Van Orden
Synopses & Reviews
This collection of essays explores the cultures that coalesced around printed music in previous centuries. It focuses on the unique modes through which print organized the presentation of musical texts, the conception of written compositions, and the ways in which music was disseminated and performed. In highlighting the tensions that exist between musical print and performance this volume raises not only the question of how older scores can be read today, but also how music expressed its meanings to listeners in the past.
Book News Annotation:
Kate van Orden (music, U. of California, Berkeley) presents nine contributions that explore the cultures that coalesced around printed music from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. They investigate turning points in the music publishing industry, examine how musical authorship changed in the face of the new social and material economies produced by print, and consider the reception of printed repertories in church, court, salon, parlor, and street. In highlighting the tensions that exist between musical print and performance, they ultimately raise not just the question of how older scores can be read today, but also how printing multiplied the meanings of musical texts for readers in the past. Contains several b&w illustrations of scores.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references and index.Garland reference library of the humanities. Critical and cultural musicology ; v. 1. v. 2027. Critical and cultural musicology ;
Table of Contents
Printing the "new music" / Tim Carter — Elite books, popular readers, and the curious hundred-year history of the Liber usualis / Katherine Bergeron — Public music in private space : piano-vocal scores and the domestication of opera / Thomas Christensen — Alban Berg remembers Emil Hertzka : composer and publisher between real and ideal / Robert R. Holzer — Orlando di Lasso, composer and print entrepreneur / James Haar — Authors and anonyms : recovering the anonymous subject in Cinquecento vernacular objects / Martha Feldman — Enterprise and identity : black music, theater, and print culture in turn-of-the-century Chicago / Thomas Bauman — Bâenigne de Bacilly and the Recueil des plus beaux vers, qui ont estâe mis en chant of 1661 / Lisa Perella — Cheap print and street song following the Saint Bartholomew's Massacres of 1572 / Kate van Orden — Afterword : music in print / Roger Chartier, translated by Leslie Sprout.
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