Music in the Collective Experience in Sixteenth-Century Milan

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Renaissance music, like its sister arts, was most often experienced collectively. While it was possible to read Renaissance polyphony silently from a music manuscript or print, improvize alone, or perform as a soloist, the very practical nature of Renaissance music defied individualism. The reading and improvisation of polyphony was most frequently achieved through close co-operation, and this mutual endeavour extended beyond the musicians to include the society to which it is addressed. In sixteenth-century Milan, music, ...

Music in the Collective Experience in Sixteenth-Century Milan 2006, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754651215

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