Bohemian Baroque: Czech Musical Culture and Style, 1600-1750 by Robert G. RawsonBohemian Baroque: Czech Musical Culture and Style, 1600-1750 by Robert G. Rawson

Bohemian Baroque: Czech Musical Culture and Style, 1600-1750

byRobert G. Rawson

Hardcover | October 17, 2013

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Traditional polemical histories of Bohemia and Moravia identify the period from the early seventeenth to the second half of the eighteenth-century as a "period of darkness" - particularly in terms of Czech-language culture. This book challenges that interpretation from the perspective of musical culture and demonstrates that this was in fact a vibrant, productive and innovative period, both for music in the Czech language and instrumental music. Focussing on the distinctive nature of Czech-language education and devotion along with Germanic traditions and the prominent role of rural life in shaping musical culture, it reveals a new understanding of Czech musical practices and repertoires - as a beguiling blend of the older, non-conformist, vernacular traditions with the new, theatrical, Italian styles and genres.
Title:Bohemian Baroque: Czech Musical Culture and Style, 1600-1750Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:October 17, 2013Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843838818

ISBN - 13:9781843838814

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