Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music

Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music

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With contributions from a range of internationally known early music scholars and performers, Tess Knighton and David Fallows provide a lively new survey of music and culture in Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to 1600. Fifty essays comment on the social, historical, theoretical, and performance contexts of the music and musicians of the period to offer fresh perspectives on musical styles, research sources, and performance practices of the medieval and Renaissance periods.Between 700 and 1000, for example, differences of social class were not always as clear in the cloister as they had been a#39;on the Capitol, and ... These developments softened the contempt for manual skill which is apparent in Boethiusa#39;s notion of the musicus. His disdain for the practical musician, a mere artisan, was not easily translated into cloistered communities where the concept of labour, physical asanbsp;...

Title:Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music
Author: Tess Knighton, David Fallows
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1992

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