Collins, Paul: The Stylus Phantasticus & Free Keyboard Music of the North German Baroque (Ashgate Books) Hardback


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Contents: Preface; Classifications of musical style during the 17th and early 18th centuries; Kircher's Musurgia universalis (1650) and the stylus phantasticus; The stylus phantasticus in 18th-century writings: Janovka, Brossard, Mattheson, Walther, and Grassineau; The origins of the stylus phantasticus and the style's relationship to rhetoric; The free keyboard works of the north German organ school and the stylus phantasticus; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.