Music at German Courts, 1715-1760 by Samantha OwensMusic at German Courts, 1715-1760 by Samantha Owens

Music at German Courts, 1715-1760

EditorSamantha Owens, Barbara M Reul, Janice B Stockigt

Paperback | October 15, 2015

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What was musical life at German courts really like during the eighteenth century? Were musical ensembles as diverse as the Holy Roman Empire's kaleidoscopic political landscape? Through a series of individual case studies contributed by leading scholars from Germany, Poland, the United States, Canada, and Australia, this book investigates the realities of musical life at fifteen German courts of varied size (ranging from kingdoms to principalities), religious denomination, and geographical location. Significant shifts that occurred in the artistic priorities of each court are presented through a series of "snapshots"- in effect "core sample" years - which highlight both individual and shared patterns of development and decline. What emerges from the wealth of primary source material examined in this volume is an in-depth picture of music-making within the daily life of individual courts, featuring a cast of music directors, instrumentalists, and vocalists, together with numerous support staff drawn from across Europe. Music at German Courts serves to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of eighteenth-century German court music establishments without losing sight of what these Kapellen had in common.
Title:Music at German Courts, 1715-1760Format:PaperbackDimensions:506 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783270586

ISBN - 13:9781783270583

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