Eroticism in Early Modern Music (Hardback)
  • Eroticism in Early Modern Music (Hardback)

Eroticism in Early Modern Music (Hardback)

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Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 28/03/2015
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Eroticism in Early Modern Music contributes to a small but significant literature on music, sexuality, and sex in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Its chapters have grown from a long dialogue between a group of scholars, who employ a variety of different approaches to the repertoire: musical and visual analysis; archival and cultural history; gender studies; philology; and performance. By confronting musical, literary, and visual sources with historically situated analyses, the book shows how erotic life and sensibilities were encoded in musical works. Eroticism in Early Modern Music will be of value to scholars and students of early modern European history and culture, and more widely to a readership interested in the history of eroticism and sexuality.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781472443335
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 756 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm


Winner of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEWM) award for the best collaborative project on women and gender, 2015.

'This eye-opening collection, long and eagerly awaited, helps clarify why musicians enjoyed such a bad reputation for so long (and in some cases deserved it). Its diverse and impressive scholarship, often amusing and arcane, prompts readers to rehear and rethink a broad range of "early music ", both familiar and unfamiliar, and tempts them perhaps even to perform some of it (in the privacy of their own homes).' - Craig Monson, Washington University in St Louis, USA

"This book should be recognized as a trailblazing contribution to a fascinating field of research." - Tim Shephard, University of Sheffield, Renaissance Quarterly

"In sum, Eroticism in Early Modern Music significantly enriches our understanding of musical eroticism during the early modern era" - Amanda Eubankswinkler, Syracuse University, Music and Letters

"This volume makes a welcome contribution to the study of eroticism and music in the early modern period." - Mariusz Beclawski, Kozminski University, Poland in in Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, volume 33.1 (2016).

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