MUSI 2004/3005  Music at the North Italian Courts

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Reading list

Semester 1, 2003/4

This reading list is divided into two:  required and recommended further reading and general resources.  You should already have copies of Atlas and Stein from your first year course, but there are copies in the library if you haven’t.  You may also find the latest edition of Peter Burke’s The Italian Renaissance:  Culture and Society in Italy (Cambridge:  Polity Press, 1999) useful; it is available on Amazon for £14.99 (or on Amazon Marketplace for less).  All required reading is held in Short Loans in the library; much of the recommended reading and general resources will be there, too.   The recommended reading and the general resources are there to help you with essay questions – I may add to the list during the semester.

 General resources

Required and recommended further reading – by week

Required reading is in bold; photocopies of most of the extracts are in a Tutor Box and may be taken out overnight.  Make sure you have read the articles before the lecture concerned.  I will go over what I want you to do for the next week at the end of each lecture, but if you are absent for a week, please make sure you do the reading for the next week.  The list isn’t actually that daunting – some of the extracts are very short.  Please note that I will expect the required reading to be covered by your study diary.


 

Week 1

no required reading

 

Week 2

Carol MacClintock, Chapter 3, “Music in Daily Life”, in Readings in the History of Music in Performance (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979). [ML 457]

James Haar, “The Courtier as Musician:  Castiglione's View of the Science and Art of Music,” in The Science and Art of Renaissance Music, ed. Paul Corneilson (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998). [ML172 HAA]

 

Week 3

Martha Feldman, “The Academy of Domenico Venier, Music's Literary Muse in Mid-Cinquecento Venice,” Renaissance Quarterly 44 (1991). [per C-F]

Alfred Einstein, “The 'Dialogo Della Musica' of Messer Antonio Francesco Doni,” Music and Letters 15, no. 3 (1934). [per M]

Dean T. Mace, “Pietro Bembo and the Literary Origins of the Italian Madrigal,” The Musical Quarterly 55, no. 1 (1969).

James Haar, “Notes on the Dialogo Della Musica of Antonfrancesco Doni,” in The Science and Art of Renaissance Music, ed. Paul Corneilson (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998). [ML 172 HAA]

James Haar, “The Early Madrigal:  A Re-Appraisal of Its Sources and Its Character,” in Music in Medieval and Early Modern Europe:  Patronage, Sources and Texts, ed. Iain Fenlon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981). [M172 FEN]

 

Week 4

George Nugent, “Anti-Protestant Music for Sixteenth-Century Ferrara,” Journal of the American Musicological Society 43, no. 2 (1990).

Iain Fenlon, “Giaches de Wert and the Palatine Basilica of Santa Barbara:  Music, Liturgy and Design,” in Music and Culture in Late Renaissance Italy (Oxford and New York:  Oxford University Press, 2002). [ML 290.65 FEN]

Week 5

David Nutter, “On the Origins of the North-Italian “Madrigale Spirituale”,” in Atti del XIV Congresso della Società Internationale di Musicologia, Bologna, 27 Agosto-1o Settembre 1987, Ferrara-Parma, 30 Agosto 1987 : Trasmissione e recezione delle forme di cultura musicale, ed. Angelo Pompilio, et al. (Turin: E.D.T. Edizioni di Torino, 1990). [ML36 SOC]

Anthony M. Cummings, “The Sacred Academy of the Medici and Florentine Musical Life of the Early Cinquecento,” in Musica Franca:  Essays in Honor of Frank A. D'Accone, ed. Irene Alm, Alyson McLamore, and Colleen Reardon, Festschrift Series (Stuyvesant: Pendragon Press, 1996). [ML 55 ALM]

 

Week 6

NO CLASS

 

 

Week 7

Anthony Newcomb, “Courtesans, Muses, or Musicians?  Professional Women Musicians in Sixteenth-Century Italy,” in Women Making Music:  The Western Art Tradition, ed. Jane Bowers and Judith Tick (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986). [ML 82 BOW]

Howard Mayer Brown, “Women Singers and Women's Songs in Fifteenth-Century Italy,” in Women Making Music:  The Western Art Tradition, ed. Jane Bowers and Judith Tick (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986). [ML 82 BOW]

Joanne Marie Riley, “'Tarquinia Molza (1542-1617):  A Case Study of Women, Music, and Society in the Renaissance',” in The Musical Woman:  An International Perspective, ed. J. Zaimont (New York: Greenwood Press, 1986). [ML 82 ZAI]

Laurie Stras, “Recording Tarquinia:  Imitation, Parody and Reportage in Marc'antonio Ingegneri's 'Hor che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento tace',” Early Music 27, no. 3 (1999). [per M]

Laurie Stras, “Musical Portaits of Female Musicians at the Northern Italian Courts in the 1570s,” in Art and Music in the Early Modern Period: Essays in Honor of France Trinchieri Camiz, ed. K. McIver (Aldershot:  Ashgate Press, 2003) [ML 55 MACI]

 

Week 8

Todd Borgerding, “Preachers, Pronunciatio, and Music:  Hearing Rhetoric in Renaissance Sacred Polyphony,” The Musical Quarterly 82, no. 3/4 (1998). [per M]

Richard Lanham, A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms (Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press, 1991). [PN 41 LAN]

Silva Rhetoricae:  The Forest of Rhetoric website - http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/silva.htm

 

Week 9

James Haar, “On Musical Games in the 16th Century,” Journal of the American Musicological Society 15, no. 1 (1962). [per M]

Laura Macy, “Speaking of Sex:  Metaphor and Performance in the Italian Madrigal,” Journal of Musicology 14, no. 1 (1996). [per M]

William Prizer, “Games of Venus:  Secular Vocal Music in the Late Quattrocento and Early Cinquecento,” Journal of Musicology 9, no. 1 (1991). [per M]

 

Week 10

Iain Fenlon, “Preparations for a Princess:  Florence 1588-1589,” in Music and Culture in Late Renaissance Italy (Oxford and New York:  Oxford University Press, 2002). [ML 290.65 FEN]

Laurie Stras, “'Onde havrà mond'esempio et vera historia':  Musical Echoes of Henri III's Progress through Italy',” Acta Musicologica 72, no. 1 (2000). [per M]

 

Week 11

Giovanni Bardi, Discourse on Ancient Music and Good Singing, c. 1580 (Discorso mandato a Giulio Caccini), in Source Readings in Music History, ed. Oliver Strunk (London: Faber & Faber, 1952). [ML 159; ML 160]

Carol MacClintock, Chapter 4, Extract from Lodovico Zacconi, Prattica di musica,” in Readings in the History of Music in Performance (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979). [ML 457] – note, NOT IN TUTOR BOX – this you must read from the book in Short Loan

Carol MacClintock, Chapter 5, Extract from Nicola Vicentino, L'antica musica,” in Readings in the History of Music in Performance (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979). [ML 457] – note, NOT IN TUTOR BOX – this you must read from the book in Short Loan

Claude V. Palisca, “Vincenzo Galilei and Some Links between “Pseudo-Monody” and Monody,” The Musical Quarterly 46, no. 3 (1960). [per M]

 

Week 12

no required reading

 

General resources

Allan W. Atlas, Renaissance Music:  Music in Western Europe, 1400-1600, The Norton Introduction to Music History (New York: Norton, 1998). [ML 172 ATL]

Jane Bowers and Judith Tick, eds., Women Making Music:  The Western Art Tradition (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986). [ML 82 BOW]

Howard Mayer Brown, Sixteenth-Century Instrumentation:  The Music for the Florentine Intermedii, vol. 30, Musicological Studies and Documents, (American Institute of Musicology, 1973) [quarto ML 291.F5]

Howard Mayer Brown and Louise Stein, K., Music in the Renaissance, ed. Wiley H. Hitchcock, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall History of Music Series (Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1999). [ML 172 BRO]

Peter Burke, The Italian Renaissance:  Culture and Society in Italy  (Cambridge:  Polity Press, 1987).  [DG 445 BUR]

Elio Durante and Anna Martellotti, Cronistoria del concerto delle dame principalissime di Margherita Gonzaga d'Este, vol. A, Archivum Musicum:  Collana Di Studi (Firenze: Studio per Edizioni Scelte, 1979). [ML 260.65]

Alfred Einstein, The Italian Madrigal, trans. Alexander H. Krappe, Roger H. Sessions, and Oliver Strunk, 3 vols. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949). [quarto ML 2633 EIN]

Martha Feldman, City Culture and the Madrigal at Venice (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995). [ML 2633 FEL]

Iain Fenlon, Music and Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Mantua, 2 vols., Cambridge Studies in Music (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980). [ML 291.M25 FEN]

Iain Fenlon, Music and Culture in Late Renaissance Italy (Oxford and New York:  Oxford University Press, 2002).  [ML 290.65 FEN]

Iain Fenlon and James Haar, The Italian Madrigal in the Early Sixteenth Century: Sources and Interpretation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988). [ML 290.65 FEN]

Vincenzo Galilei, from the Dialogo della musica antica e della moderna, in Source Readings in Music History, ed. Oliver Strunk (London: Norton, 1952). [ML 159; ML 160]

James Haar, Essays on Italian Poetry and Music in the Renaissance, 1350-1600 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986). [ML 290.5 HAA]

James Haar, The Science and Art of Renaissance Music, ed. Paul Corneilson (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998). [ML172 HAA]

Carol MacClintock, Readings in the History of Music in Performance (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979). [ML 457]

Anthony Newcomb, The Madrigal at Ferrara, 1579-1597, 2 vols., vol. 7, Princeton Studies in Music (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981). [quarto ML 290.F3]

Claude C. Palisca, Humanism in Italian Renaissance Musical Thought (New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1985) [ML 290.6 PAL]

William Prizer, Courtly Pastimes:  The Frottole of Marchetto Cara, ed. George Buelow, vol. 33, Studies in Musicology (Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1980). [ML410 C197]

Oliver Strunk, ed., Source Readings in Music History (London: Faber & Faber, 1952). [ML 159; ML 160]