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Assessing the Acoustic Performance of Small Music Rooms: A Short Introduction

RAF ORLOWSKI

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/9780197265055.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The performance of music in early modern French and Italian music rooms typically created an aural impression of ‘Intimacy’ and ‘Clarity’ whereby the individual instruments could clearly be perceived ... More


Introduction: Music-making in Domestic Space

DEBORAH HOWARD

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/9780197265055.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The introduction sets the forthcoming chapters in the broader context of musical life in Early Modern France and Italy, with reference to existing scholarship on the subject. The occasions and ... More


When is a Room a Music Room? Sounds, Spaces, and Objects in Non-courtly Italian Interiors

FLORA DENNIS

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/9780197265055.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although never an easy feat, tracing the connections between sounds, spaces and objects becomes easier the higher up the social scale one goes in the Early Modern period. The survival of documentary ... More


The Role of Music in the Venetian Home in the Cinquecento

DEBORAH HOWARD

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/9780197265055.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers the role of music and dance in the definition of identity by families and individuals in Renaissance Venice, with particular reference to the use of domestic space for ... More


Music at Home: Spaces for Music in French Seventeenth-Century Residential Architecture

TAREK BERRADA

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/9780197265055.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Sources such as diaries, letters and inventories suggest that certain places were preferred for music-making during the seventeenth century: the great chamber for eating and dancing, the chamber and ... More


Spaces for Musical Performance in the Este Court in Ferrara (c. 1440–1540)

LAURA MORETTI

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/9780197265055.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The aim of this chapter is to identify the spaces most commonly used for musical performance in the residences of the court of Ferrara in the period between 1440 and 1540. Various types of musical ... More


Spaces for Musical Performance in Seventeenth-Century Roman Residences

ARNALDO MORELLI

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/9780197265055.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter investigates the locations and modes of musical performance in the residences of the nobility in seventeenth-century Rome, indicating the differences between this period and the ... More


The Lute: An Instrument for All Seasons

MICHAEL LOWE

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/9780197265055.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During the sixteenth century in Italy, the lute became the most important musical instrument in secular settings, whether as a solo instrument or for voice accompaniments and ensembles. By the early ... More


Keyboards, Music Rooms, and the Bach Family at the Court of Frederick the Great

Mary Oleskiewicz

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 11: J. S. Bach and His Sons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041488
eISBN:
9780252050084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041488.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Using historical architectural plans, inventories, and images, this study locates and describes the musical spaces and the keyboard instruments upon which Johann Sebastian, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and ... More


Music, Off Stage

Giorgio Biancorosso

in Situated Listening: The Sound of Absorption in Classical Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780195374711
eISBN:
9780190493202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374711.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter 1 takes a close look at a few examples of inattentiveness set in the most ideal environment imaginable: a concert hall. When a fiction film features a musical performance, it simultaneously ... More


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