A Muse of Music in Early Baroque Florence
The poetry of Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane
2007, cm 17 x 24, xiv-392 pp. con 6 tavv. f.t. a colori.
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Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane (1568-1647), was an influential protagonist in the literary and musical circles of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy, producing numerous theatrical spectacles for the Medici court. He also left a substantial collection of unpublished poetry consisting of occasional and panegyric poetry addressed to famous historical figures, lyric poetry and poesia per musica. Placing the collection in the wider tradition of Seicento Italian poetry and literary criticism, this study also explores its relation to contemporary musical developments.
Janie Cole, Ph.D., is a scholar of Italian and French music, literature, opera, theatre and culture of the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth centuries. Her publications include A Muse of Music in Early Baroque Florence: the Poetry of Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane (2007) and numerous articles. She was awarded a fellowship at The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and the Stephen Arlen Award from English National Opera. Supported by the Getty Foundation/Harvard, Cole is currently working on Medici women patrons, and a book project on South African music, for which she was awarded the 2010 Janet Levy prize from the American Musicological Society.