High, middle, and low: singing Monteverdi

Wistreich, R. (2015) High, middle, and low: singing Monteverdi. In: Passaggio in Italia: Music on the Grand Tour in the Seventeenth Century. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 65-83. ISBN 978-2-503-53568-5

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Singers and scores could both disseminate Italian arias and madrigals within Italy and throughout Europe. The arts of the performer, however, are only implicit in music notation, whether a score is read by a singer known to the composer, by a foreign visitor who carries a score home, or by a singer 370 years in the future. The performer’s process of realizing a notation that drew on the special abilities of seventeenth-century singers brings him closer to those singers and to the centrality of singing itself in the meaning of what is sung.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zenobi, Luig; Artusi; Monteverdi; sight-reading; singing; music print
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Music History
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Richard Wistreich
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 13:13
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 16:12
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/136

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