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Changing Meanings, Permanent Symbols

Bruce Haynes

in The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195189872
eISBN:
9780199864218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.003.06
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Most music in the world is communicated orally from musician to musician (that is, by ear). Western concert music is exceptional in depending on writing for transmission. If most classical musicians ... More


Two Scores

Ellen Rosand

in Monteverdi's Last Operas: A Venetian Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249349
eISBN:
9780520933279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249349.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the surviving scores for Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and L'incoronazione di Poppea. Most of the questions raised by the Ritorno score are connected: its proximity to the ... More


Aural Collecting

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269293
eISBN:
9780520950108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269293.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By collecting artistic and natural artifacts and wonders, the early modern cultivated individual sought to achieve connoisseurship through the careful balance of receptivity to the marvelous and ... More


Ancients and Moderns

Ellen Rosand

in Monteverdi's Last Operas: A Venetian Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249349
eISBN:
9780520933279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249349.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

After considering their contrasting dramatic structures, this chapter plays the three works against each other, and through comparative analysis attempts to recover a sense of the missing music of ... More


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