The Civic Muse: Music And Musicians In Siena During The Middle Ages And The Renaissance

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The Civic Muse: Music and Musicians in Siena during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Siena, blessed with neither the aristocratic nor the ecclesiastical patronage enjoyed by music in other northern Italian centers like Florence, nevertheless attracted first-rate composers and performers from all over Europe. As Frank A. D'Accone shows in this scrupulously documented study, policies developed by the town to favor the common good formed the basis of Siena's ambitious musical programs.

Based on decades of research in the town's archives, D'Accone's The Civic Muse brilliantly illuminates both the sacred and the secular aspects of more than three centuries of music and music-making in Siena. After detailing the history of music and liturgy at Siena's famous cathedral and of civic music at the Palazzo Pubblico, D'Accone describes the crucial role that music played in the daily life of the town, from public festivities for foreign dignitaries to private musical instruction. Putting Siena squarely on the Renaissance musical map, D'Accone's monumental study will interest both musicologists and historians of the Italian Renaissance.


Specifications of The Civic Muse: Music and Musicians in Siena during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

GENERAL
AuthorFrank A. D'Accone
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100226133664
ISBN-139780226133669
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
Number Of Pages886
Publication Date1997-12-08
DIMENSIONS
Height2.11 inch.
Length9.59 inch.
Width6.88 inch.
Weight3.84 pounds.

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