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German Instrumental Music of the late Middle Ages

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This book describes instrumental music and its context in German society of the late middle ages. This book describes instrumental music and its context in German society of the late middle ages - from about 1350 to 1520. Players at that time improvised, much like jazz musicians of our day, but because they did not use notated music, only scant remnants of their activity have survived in written sources, and much has been left obscure. This book attempts to reconstruct an image of their music, discussing the instruments, ensembles, and performance practices of the time. What emerges from this study is a fundamental reappraisal of late medieval culture. A musical life is reconstructed which was not only extraordinary in its own time, but which also laid the foundations of an artistic culture that later produced such giants as Schutz, Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.

Book as red boards with gilt lettering to the spine. In good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Dust jacket as a few scuff marks but fully intact. Printed in 1992.

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Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Keith Polk
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
25.3 x 18 x 2.3 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521385210
ISBN-13:
9780521385213
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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This book describes instrumental music and its context in German society of the late middle ages. This book describes instrumental music and its context in German society of the late middle ages - from about 1350 to 1520. Players at that time improvised, much like jazz musicians of our day, but because they did not use notated music, only scant remnants of their activity have survived in written sources, and much has been left obscure. This book attempts to reconstruct an image of their music, discussing the instruments, ensembles, and performance practices of the time. What emerges from this study is a fundamental reappraisal of late medieval culture. A musical life is reconstructed which was not only extraordinary in its own time, but which also laid the foundations of an artistic culture that later produced such giants as Schutz, Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.

Book as red boards with gilt lettering to the spine. In good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Dust jacket as a few scuff marks but fully intact. Printed in 1992.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Keith Polk
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
25.3 x 18 x 2.3 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521385210
ISBN-13:
9780521385213
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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