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Bach

Malcolm Boyd

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In this book, biographical chapters alternate with commentary on the works of Bach, to demonstrate how the circumstances of Bach's life helped to shape the music he wrote during various periods. The ... More


The Danger of False Exceptionalism

Emily Zazulia

in Where Sight Meets Sound: The Poetics of Late-Medieval Music Writing

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197551912
eISBN:
9780197551943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197551912.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Guillaume Du Fay’s Nuper rosarum flores (1436) has been subject to symbolic interpretation ever since Charles Warren suggested that the structure of the motet reflects the architectural proportions ... More


Ut Architectura Poesis

Alastair Fowler

in Remembered Words: Essays on Genre, Realism, and Emblems

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198856979
eISBN:
9780191890093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856979.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates the analogy between architecture and literature, exploring the metaphors of the analogy and focusing on British examples. Renaissance architectural theory drew analogies ... More


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