Bizzarini, Marco & Chater, James: Luca Marenzio (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754605164

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Subtitle: The Career of a Musician Between the Renaissance & the Counter-Reformation

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Preface; Competition and pre-eminence; First fruits of genius on the world stage; Cardinal d'Este; Maestro di cappella; Secular music for a prince of the church; The 'buon compagno' pope; The Ferrarese interlude; 'Gentildonne'; Roman confraternities; Homeland and compatriots; 'Musici di Roma'; 'Stravaganze d'amore'; The new pope; A job in Mantua?; 'His heart in France'; A 'new aria'; The grand duke's wedding; Orsini and Montalto; The peak of his career; From Vatican Palace to Polish court; Repentance?; The 'Wise Fool'; The Platonic spirit; A new style; Order and significance; Seconda prattica and second Renaissance; Bibliography; Index of compositions by Marenzio; General index.