Born for the Muses: The Life and Masses of Jacob Obrecht by Rob C. WegmanBorn for the Muses: The Life and Masses of Jacob Obrecht by Rob C. Wegman

Born for the Muses: The Life and Masses of Jacob Obrecht

byRob C. Wegman

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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Son of a town trumpeter, Jacob Obrecht became one of the most prominent composers in Europe in the late fifteenth century. In Born for the Muses, Rob Wegman enlarges our picture of the social and cultural conditions that framed his world, drawing on a wealth of new archival sources and a newlydiscovered dated portrait that sheds light on his development as a composer. Obrecht's greatest contribution lay in the field of mass composition. In a penetrating sylistic analysis, Wegman treats each of the thirty-odd surviving masses as a historical record, tracing influences and establishing arich context for the development of Obrecht's musical language. This new assessment of his creative achievement and historical significance entirely changes the face of Obrecht studies and of late fifteenth-century music in general.
Rob C. Wegman is at Princeton University, USA.
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Title:Born for the Muses: The Life and Masses of Jacob ObrechtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198166508

ISBN - 13:9780198166504

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`Wegman's book represents an enormous stride in Obrecht research and places it on a more solid footing than any previous study. The new biographical information in this study is significant.'Sixteenth Century Journal XXVII/2 (1996)