Coverart for item
The Resource Women and music in sixteenth-century Ferrara, Laurie Stras

Women and music in sixteenth-century Ferrara, Laurie Stras

Label
Women and music in sixteenth-century Ferrara
Title
Women and music in sixteenth-century Ferrara
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Stras
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The musica secreta or concerto delle dame of Duke Alfonso II d'Este, an ensemble of virtuoso female musicians that performed behind closed doors at the castello in Ferrara, is well-known to music history. Their story is often told by focussing on the Duke's obsessive patronage and the exclusivity of their music. This book examines the music-making of four generations of princesses, noblewomen and nuns in Ferrara, as performers, creators, and patrons from a new perspective. It rethinks the relationships between polyphony and song, sacred and secular, performer and composer, patron and musician, court and convent. With new archival evidence and analysis of music, people, and events over the course of the century, from the role of the princess nun musician, Leonora d'Este, to the fate of the musica secreta's jealously guarded repertoire, this radical approach will appeal to musicians and scholars alike. --
Member of
Assigning source
Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stras, Laurie
Dewey number
780.82/0945451
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3917.I8
LC item number
S8 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives in music history and criticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Women musicians
  • Music
  • Ferrara (Italy)
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Music
  • Music
  • Women musicians
  • Italy
  • Frau
  • Musik
  • Musikerin
  • Ferrara
  • Italien
Label
Women and music in sixteenth-century Ferrara, Laurie Stras
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-371) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Musica secreta -- Ferrarese convents and the Este in the first half of the sixteenth century -- Courtly women and scular music in Ferrara in the first half of the sixteenth century -- Princesses and politics : the Este women and music in the 1550s -- Actresses and Ariosto : spectacle and song in the 1560s -- "Un modo di cantare molto diverso" : Ferrara and the new singing of the 1570s -- Margherita's arrival and the convents in the first half of the 1580s -- Musical practices of the 1580s Concerto -- Ferrara's final chapter : court and convents in the 1590s -- Afterlife in Mantua
Control code
1014443600
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 391 pages
Isbn
9781107154070
Lccn
2018000017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1014443600
Label
Women and music in sixteenth-century Ferrara, Laurie Stras
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-371) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Musica secreta -- Ferrarese convents and the Este in the first half of the sixteenth century -- Courtly women and scular music in Ferrara in the first half of the sixteenth century -- Princesses and politics : the Este women and music in the 1550s -- Actresses and Ariosto : spectacle and song in the 1560s -- "Un modo di cantare molto diverso" : Ferrara and the new singing of the 1570s -- Margherita's arrival and the convents in the first half of the 1580s -- Musical practices of the 1580s Concerto -- Ferrara's final chapter : court and convents in the 1590s -- Afterlife in Mantua
Control code
1014443600
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 391 pages
Isbn
9781107154070
Lccn
2018000017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1014443600

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...