MUSI 2004/3005  Music at the North Italian Courts

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Course calendar

Semester 1, 2003/4

 

Week

Topic

 

1

8 Oct

Introduction to the course

What is a court?  
 

2

15 Oct

Men and music at court: the musico and the courtier-musician 
 

3

 

22 Oct

Humanism and the accademie: poets, musicians and patrons 

4

29 Oct

Worship and spectacle:  public music at court (1)(this lecture will be taken by Melanie Marshall)
 

5

5 Nov

Study diary clinic (30 mins)
Private music for amusement and devotion (1)

 

6

12 Nov

No class
you can use this time to get ahead on reading!
 

7

19 Nov

Women and music at court:  ‘Courtesan, muse or musician?’
 

8

26 Nov

Humanism, theory and performance:  the marriage of rhetoric and music
 

9

3 Dec

Private music for amusement and devotion (2)
 

10

10 Dec

Worship and spectacle:  public music at court (2)
 

11

7 Jan

The courtly madrigal and the rise of monody
 

12

14 Jan

Course evaluation and essay clinics:  2nd year, period 3; 3rd year period 4
 

Mel Marshall is giving an arts-brownbag seminar on her dissertation work (the north Italian villotta) on 3 Dec at 1pm.  I’m sure any interested students are welcome to attend.

 

Concerts at the Turner Sims (only loosely related, but might be of some interest):

31 October, 8pm.  Concordia:  Ecco Venezia Bella – Venice and the Music of Love

18 December, 7.30pm.  Joglaresa:  Stella Nova – An Italian Medieval Christmas