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Monteverdi's Unruly Women. the Power of Song in Early Modern Italy

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Cambridge University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.

Bonnie Gordon uses the music of Monteverdi, written at the turn of the seventeenth century to illuminate understandings of music, science and the female body. Her findings are based on singing treatises, renaissance medical writings and seventeenth-century acoustics. Monteverdi's Unruly Women examines the composer's madrigals and music dramas for what they can tell us about the musical and cultural world of singing and the voice in early modern Italy. Monteverdi's music demanded trained, female voices to make dramatic and expressive statements. Bonnie Gordon also explores the social and musical environment in which the singers lived and worked. Using key primary source material such as singing treatises and Renaissance writings on medicine and acoustics, Gordon contributes to two distinct disciplines: she brings an increased engagement with medical and literary representations of the female body to the growing field of scholarship treating gender and music, and adds to a well-established industry of scholarship devoted to the perception of gender and the body in early modern Europe.

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Author(s):
Gordon, Bonnie
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521845297
ISBN-13:
9780521845298
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Cambridge University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.

Bonnie Gordon uses the music of Monteverdi, written at the turn of the seventeenth century to illuminate understandings of music, science and the female body. Her findings are based on singing treatises, renaissance medical writings and seventeenth-century acoustics. Monteverdi's Unruly Women examines the composer's madrigals and music dramas for what they can tell us about the musical and cultural world of singing and the voice in early modern Italy. Monteverdi's music demanded trained, female voices to make dramatic and expressive statements. Bonnie Gordon also explores the social and musical environment in which the singers lived and worked. Using key primary source material such as singing treatises and Renaissance writings on medicine and acoustics, Gordon contributes to two distinct disciplines: she brings an increased engagement with medical and literary representations of the female body to the growing field of scholarship treating gender and music, and adds to a well-established industry of scholarship devoted to the perception of gender and the body in early modern Europe.

Author(s):
Gordon, Bonnie
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521845297
ISBN-13:
9780521845298
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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