Monteverdi in Venice by Denis StevensMonteverdi in Venice by Denis Stevens

Monteverdi in Venice

byDenis Stevens

Hardcover | March 1, 2001

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Monteverdi in Venice tells the story of Monteverdi's arrival in Venice and his thirty years of continuous work there as Director of Music at St. Marks. Todays fads and fashions produce odd distortions of Monteverdi's musical habits. His vocal works, meant to be performed one voice to a part, are consistently given by massed choirs. For decades conductors and their audiences have swallowed the false theory that his music should be transposed, although there is no need to do so. This book describes and solves these problems, allowing the composer to shine through layers of pseudo-musicological varnish that has obscured a large part of his message.
Denis Stevens was educated at the Royal Grammar School (High Wycombe) and Jesus College (Oxford). He is now a visiting professor at Goldsmith's College, University of London.
Title:Monteverdi in VeniceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:233 pages, 9.57 × 6.57 × 0.73 inPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611472067

ISBN - 13:9781611472066

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