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The Italianate Hofkapelle of Johann Georg II, 1656–80

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Throughout his reign, Johann Georg remained steadfast in his dedication to the cause of modern Italian sacred music. Despite the crushing burden of debt bequeathed to him by his father and a treasury ... More


Johann Georg II and the Problem of Catholicism

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the complex religious history of Germany, Saxony stands as the “urevangelisches Land” and the birthplace of the Reformation. From the time of his protection of the Reformer himself following the ... More


The Advent of the Italians, 1651–56

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Despite his oft-bemoaned status as a cash-strapped monarch-in-waiting, at some point in 1650 Prince Johann Georg decided to take the radical step of enhancing his own musical ensemble with Italians. ... More


The Forgotten Mäzen Johann Georg II

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In treatments of the political, social, and cultural history of Saxony, Elector Johann Georg II (r. 1656–80) generally receives only scant mention. Scholars of musical life in Dresden during the ... More


Johann Georg’s Vision for Worship

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Virtually upon taking his seat at the Saxon helm, Johann Georg II initiated a program of musico-liturgical reform that would take six years to bring to full fruition, and which would culminate in his ... More


Johann Georg II Remembered

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Through his consistent patronage of Italian musicians and his demonstrable predilection for the musical idiom of modern Italy, Johann Georg II effectively opened a new musical age in Dresden, and ... More


The Visual Culture of a Lutheran Court: Dresden, 1650–1700

Bridget Heal

in A Magnificent Faith: Art and Identity in Lutheran Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198737575
eISBN:
9780191800993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737575.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 7 turns from the devotional to the magnificent image, exploring the role of religious art at the Dresden court of the Saxon elector. The chapter focuses on the second half of the seventeenth ... More


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