Medieval song from Aristotle to opera

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Kay, Sarah


Cornell University Press, Ithaca , United States, p.1 online resource (xix, 270 pages) (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01119327, (OCoLC)fst01126120, 500-1400, bisacsh, Chansons, Chant, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., LITERARY CRITICISM, Literary themes, motives., Medieval., Philosophie et esthétique., Philosophie., Philosophy, Philosophy and aesthetics., Philosophy., Singing, Songs, Thèmes, motifs littéraires.


Includes bibliographical references and indexIntroduction. Desiring song: sound, anachrony, and operatic reading -- Between touch and thought -- Voice as light -- Breath of beasts and the ecologies of inspiration -- Animating air -- Sweeter than a siren: singing and the balance of enchantment -- Imagining hearing song -- Conclusion. Il trovatore and the future of medieval song"Discusses songs by the troubadours, trouvères, and Guillaume de Machaut, performed live and on the page, in the context of antique, late antique, and medieval thought and poetic practice and in the light of later opera. Topics include cosmology, education, astronomy, breath, beasts, monsters, hybridity, imagination, life, and death"--Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 23, 2022)