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Author Bizzarini, Marco, author.

Title Luca Marenzio : the career of a musician between the Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation / Marco Bizzarini ; translated by James Chater
Published London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
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Contents Chapter 1 Competition and pre-eminence -- chapter 2 First fruits of genius on the world stage -- chapter 3 Cardinal d’Este -- chapter 4 Maestro di cappella -- chapter 5 Secular music for a prince of the Church -- chapter 6 The ‘buon compagno’ pope -- chapter 7 The Ferrarese interlude -- chapter 8 ‘Gentildonne’ -- chapter 9 Roman confraternities -- chapter 10 Homeland and compatriots -- chapter 11 ‘Musici di Roma’ -- chapter 12 ‘Stravaganze d’amore’ -- chapter 13 The new pope -- chapter 14 A job in Mantua? -- chapter 15 ‘His heart in France’ -- chapter 16 A ‘new aria’ -- chapter 17 The grand duke’s wedding -- chapter 18 Orsini and Montalto -- chapter 19 The peak of his career -- chapter 20 From Vatican Palace to Polish court -- chapter 21 Repentance? -- chapter 22 The ‘Wise Fool’ -- chapter 23 The Platonic spirit -- chapter 24 A new style -- chapter 25 Order and sigificance -- chapter 26 Seconda prattica and second Renaissance
Summary "Regarded by his contemporaries as the leading madrigal composer of his time, Luca Marenzio was an important figure in sixteenth-century Italian music, and also highly esteemed in England, Flanders and Poland. This English translation of Marco Bizzarini's study of the life and work of Marenzio provides valuable insights into the composer's influence and place in history, and features an extensive, up-to-date bibliography and the first published list of archival sources'containing references to Marenzio. Women play a decisive role as dedicatees of Marenzio's madrigals and in influencing the way in which they were performed. Bizzarini examines in detail the influence of both female and male patrons and performers on Marenzio's music and career, including his connections with the confraternity of SS Trinit'nd other institutions. Dedications were also a political tool, as the book reveals. Many of Marenzio's dedications were made at the request of his employer Cardinal d'Este who wanted to please his French allies. Bizzarini examines these extra-musical dimensions to Marenzio's work and discusses the composer's new musical directions under the more austere administration of Pope Clement VIII."--Provided by publisher
Notes "First published 2003 by Ashgate Publishing"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource ; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 15, 2017)
Subject Marenzio, Luca, 1553-1599.
Marenzio, Luca, 1553-1599.
Composers -- Italy -- Biography.
Music -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
Genre/Form Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351559605
Other Titles Luca Marenzio. English