Janie Cole

Music, Spectacle and Cultural Brokerage in Early Modern Italy
Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane

2011, cm 17 x 24, due tomi di xiv-788 pp. con 66 figg. n.t., 5 es. mus. e 16 tavv. f.t. a colori. English Text.

ISBN: 9788822259899

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By examining the broader concept of cultural clientelism in the early modern process of cultural dissemination, Janie Cole explores the multifaceted roles adopted by Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane at Italy’s princely courts (primarily the Medici court), his significant contribution to Florentine musical spectacle and literature in his collaborations with major composers, and his critical role as a cultural broker in an intricate world of shifting power dynamics during the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods.

Janie Cole
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.

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