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Author Bernstein, Jane A., author

Title Music printing in Renaissance Venice : the Scotto Press, 1539-1572 / Jane A. Bernstein
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 1175 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Abbreviations and Glossary; Introduction; PART I: HISTORICAL STUDY; One: Printers and Publishers: The Merchants of Venice; Two: The House of Scotto: A Printing Dynasty; Three: Inside the Scotto Print Shop: The Manufacturing of a Music Book; Four: The Financing of Venetian Music Books; Five: The Distribution of Venetian Music Books; Six: Composers, Patrons, and the Venetian Music Press; Seven: Scotto and Gardano: Marketing a Musical Repertory; Eight: The Early Years (1538-1553); Nine: The Late Years (1554-1572)
Summary Venetian music print culture of the mid-sixteenth century is presented here through a study of the Scotto press, one of the foremost dynastic music publishers of the Renaissance. For over a century, the house of Scotto played a pivotal role in the international book trade, publishing in a variety of fields including philosophy, medicine, religion, and music. This book examines the mercantile activities of the firm through both a historical study, which illuminates the wide world of the Venetian music printing industry, and a catalog, which details the music editions brought out by the firm dur
Notes Includes catalogs of Scotto's music and non-music editions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 1133-1158) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Scotto (Firm) -- History.
Early printed books -- Italy -- Venice -- 16th century -- Bibliography.
Music printing -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 16th century.
Music publishing -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 16th century.
Venice (Italy) -- Imprints.
Genre/Form Bibliographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 019977160X (electronic bk.)
9780199771608 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Scotto Press, 1539-1572