Music and urban life in baroque Germany

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University of Virginia Press,, Charlottesville, United States, p.xii, 336 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01030444, 16e siècle., 16th century., 17e siècle., 17th century., Allemagne, Aspect social, bisacsh, fast, Germany, Music, MUSIC / History & Criticism., Musique, Social aspects, Social aspects.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-328) and index.Sonic performance in the baroque city -- Musical tower guards : Work and life -- Town musicians I : Performance, competitors, and collaborators -- Town musicians II : Training, career and household, and councilors -- Weddings -- Space and movement -- Religion, countryside, and courts -- Conclusion."A deeply researched account of musical culture in five early modern German cities (Augsburg, Erfurt, Gotha, Leipzig, and Munich) offering a new narrative of Baroque music, one that defines the era in terms of social dynamics rather than style and genre development. As Kevorkian demonstrates, musicians were much more closely integrated into urban society in the course of their educations, performances, and careers than has since become the case"--