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Music Rooms in the Ducal Palace in Mantua: From Andrea Mantegna to Giovan Battista Bertani

IAIN FENLON

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although the desirability for Italian princes and those who emulated their social practices to construct rooms specifically dedicated to the performance of music was specified by Paolo Cortesi in his ... More


Introduction

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The aim of this book is to trace the development of Ferrara, in its first and greatest period, as a matrix for music in all its forms. In a sense the story is a microcosm of the larger development of ... More


Ferrara under Niccolò III d'Este (1393–1429)

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The unparalleled solidity of Este rule in these centuries is characteristic of the dynasty as a whole, not of its individual members at any one moment. Having little or no need to band together to ... More


Echoing Helicon: Music, Art and Identity in the Este Studioli, 1440-1530

Tim Shephard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199936137
eISBN:
9780199381241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936137.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The private studioli—study rooms—of Italian rulers are among the most revealing interior spaces of the Renaissance. In them, ideals of sober recreation met with leisured reality in the construction ... More


Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando Furioso

Eleonora Stoppino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240371
eISBN:
9780823240418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240371.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of gender, dynastic politics, and intertextuality in medieval and renaissance chivalric epic, focusing on Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso (1516–1532). Relying on the direct ... More


Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Lewis Lockwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Based on documentary and archival research, this book provides a study of the rise of music at a vital center of Italian Renaissance culture, focusing on the patrons and musicians whose efforts gave ... More


Externi Thalami: The Orlando furioso as a Nuptial Epic

Eleonora Stoppino

in Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando Furioso

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240371
eISBN:
9780823240418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240371.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter returns to the central figure of Bradamante, focusing on the anthropological models of endogamy and exogamy in relation to the Este politics of marriage as represented by Ariosto in the ... More


Ferrara and the Trecento Background

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Ferrara, which became a musical center of continental importance in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, played no significant role in the rise of polyphony in Italy during the fourteenth century. ... More


Ferrara in the 1430s

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the 1430s Niccolò continued to wield local power, to father bastards, and to live as feudal lords had always lived. But the new shaping forces at the court, and in the seats of power in Italy, ... More


Leonello’s Rule, 1441–50; the Court Chapel

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By December 1441, when Niccolò III died at Milan, Leonello was a 34 year-old man who had survived the death of his first wife, Margherita Gonzaga, and who had already governed the state for six ... More


The New Century, 1901–05

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170160
eISBN:
9780199850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170160.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère during the period from 1901 to 1905. In 1901, Barrère was confronted with a difficult situation as an entrepreneur because an active ... More


The Studiolo, Identity, and Music

Tim Shephard

in Echoing Helicon: Music, Art and Identity in the Este Studioli, 1440-1530

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199936137
eISBN:
9780199381241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936137.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter sets out the central topics and protagonists of the book. Following a brief overview of the studiolo phenomenon, it describes in some detail the manner in which “identity” will be dealt ... More


Borso as Ruler

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Borso d'Este’s rule is one of relative tranquility in external affairs and of a generally benevolent though strongly self-serving tyranny in local government. Since he stayed in power more than twice ... More


A Secular Manuscript of the Borso Period: The Porto MS and Rinaldo Maria d'Este

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From Borso’s era of “sudden and unexpected music”as a primary form of household diversion, there is only one extant manuscript that contains secular polyphony and thus embodies a written tradition of ... More


Ercole as Private and Public Figure

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Of all the Estensi of the fifteenth century, only Ercole I has been known to music historians. The few existing biographical accounts of Ercole have been based essentially on contemporary chronicles, ... More


A Renaissance Marriage: The Political and Personal Alliance of Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga, 1490-1519

Carolyn James

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199681211
eISBN:
9780191761195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681211.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Drawing extensively on unpublished archival sources, this book analyses the marriage of Isabella d’Este, one of the most famous figures of the Italian Renaissance, and her less well-known husband, ... More


Conclusion

Carolyn James

in A Renaissance Marriage: The Political and Personal Alliance of Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga, 1490-1519

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199681211
eISBN:
9780191761195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681211.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Isabella d’Este and Francesco Gonzaga together navigated the highs and many lows of the first conflicts of the Italian Wars, their cooperation underpinned by a mutual devotion to their children and ... More


Ariosto: Laureate or Poligrafo?

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers Ariosto’s literary career from the dual viewpoints of patronage and the press, contrasting his attitudes to his Estensi patrons in script and print, and examining the various ... More


‘There are as many Tassos as there are Hamlets’: representations of Tasso’s life in England

Jason Lawrence

in Tasso's Art and Afterlives: The Gerusalemme Liberata in England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090882
eISBN:
9781526128348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090882.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, attention in England focused increasingly on the troubled life of the poet, who came to be regarded as ‘a prototype of the Romantic poet, loving ... More


Parman Sideshow

Gregory Hanlon

in The Hero of Italy: Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, his Soldiers, and his Subjects in the Thirty Years' War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687244
eISBN:
9780191767043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687244.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the ability of the duchy to pay for war on a grand scale, given that the clergy and the cities enjoyed tax immunities they were reluctant to abandon. Requisitioning, labour ... More


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