Music and Meaning
Studies in music history and the neighbouring disciplines
2007, cm 17 x 24, xii-646 pp. con es. mus. n.t. e 50 tavv. f.t. di cui 4 a colori. Rilegato (Hardcover).
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An indexed selection of revised and updated articles, seven of which hitherto unavailable in English, dealing with music and rhetoric, Josquin, Marenzio, Vecchi, Cavalieri, Rasi, Lully, Caldara, Handel, Bach (Musical Offering), Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini et al. Largely source-based, utilizing archival documents (for Handel) or applying the methods of literary topos-research and iconology to music itself, with links to the disciplines of history, Classical and Romance philology, art history, liturgics, patristics, etc.
Ursula and Warren Kirkendale
Ursula Kirkendale received her Ph. D. in historical musicology in Bonn and taught at four important American universities, until, in 1971, after only one semester at Columbia University, a speech impairment (ictus) terminated her teaching, but not her research, highly acclaimed internationally, on Caldara, Handel, and Bach. Her husband, Ph. D. Vienna, is professor emeritus ordinarius of music history, University of Regensburg, Accademico Filarmonico h. c. Bologna, Dr. h. c. and honorary professor of the University of Pavia. He has published books dealing inter al., with sixteenth-century art in Florence and Rome. The interdisciplinary work of both authors, residents of Rome, has centered on the «afterlife of Antiquity». - (agosto 2015) -