Baroque Music (1600-1750) Products

  • The Viola da Gamba

    By Bettina Hoffmann

    The viola da gamba was a central instrument in European music from the late fifteenth century well into the late eighteenth. In this comprehensive study, Bettina Hoffmann offers both an introduction to the instrument -- its construction, technique and history -- for the non-specialist, interweaving…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Eroticism in Early Modern Music

    By Bonnie J. Blackburn, Laurie Stras

    Eroticism in Early Modern Music contributes to a small but significant literature on music, sexuality, and sex in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Its chapters have grown from a long dialogue between a group of scholars, who employ a variety of different approaches to the repertoire:…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Critica Musica

    Essays in Honour of Paul Brainard

    By J. Knowles

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Musicology

  • Bach Performance Practice, 1945–1975

    A Comprehensive Review of Sound Recordings and Literature

    By Dorottya Fabian

    Analysing over 100 recordings from 1945-1975, this book examines twentieth-century baroque performance practice as evinced in all the commercially available recordings of J.S. Bach's Passions, Brandenburg Concertos and Goldberg Variations. Dorottya Fabian presents a qualitative, style-orientated…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24
    Routledge

  • Handel

    By Romain Rolland

    Rolland’s biography attempts to provide an overview of Handel’s life and works from his early lessons in music to the classical context in which he is commonly placed. Originally published in English in 1916, Hull’s translation gives an insight into biographical facts and the musical pieces…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • French Baroque Opera: A Reader

    Revised Edition

    By Caroline Wood, Graham Sadler

    From the outset, French opera generated an enormous diversity of literature, familiarity with which greatly enhances our understanding of this unique art form. Yet relatively little of that literature is available in English, despite an upsurge of interest in the Lully-Rameau period during the past…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell

    Edited by Rebecca Herissone

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of current research into Purcell and the environment of Restoration music, with contributions from leading experts in the field. Seen from the perspective of modern, interdisciplinary approaches to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Performativity and Performance in Baroque Rome

    Edited by Peter Gillgren, Mårten Snickare

    A new interest in the study of early modern ritual, ceremony, formations of personal and collective identities, social roles, and the production of meaning inside and outside the arts have made it possible to talk today about a performative turn in the humanities. In Performativity and Performance…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III

    Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War

    By Andrew H. Weaver

    Ferdinand III played a crucial role both in helping to end the Thirty Years' War and in re-establishing Habsburg sovereignty within his hereditary lands, and yet he remains one of the most neglected of all Habsburg emperors. The underlying premise of Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31
    Routledge

  • Studies in Historical Improvisation

    From Cantare super Librum to Partimenti

    Edited by Massimiliano Guido

    In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour—a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge

  • The Performance of Italian Basso Continuo

    Style in Keyboard Accompaniment in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

    By Giulia Nuti

    Basso continuo accompaniment calls upon a complex tapestry of harmonic, rhythmic, compositional, analytical and improvisational skills. The evolving knowledge that underpinned the performance of basso continuo was built up and transmitted from the late 1500s to the second half of the eighteenth…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge

  • Heinrich Scheidemann's Keyboard Music

    Transmission, Style and Chronology

    By Pieter Dirksen

    One of the most remarkable tales of recent resurrections in the field of early keyboard music concerns the music of Heinrich Scheidemann (c. 1595-1663). Long considered a minor master overshadowed by such figures as his teacher Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck or his fellow student Samuel Scheidt, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge

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