The Resource Musica scientia : musical scholarship in the Italian Renaissance, Ann E. Moyer

Musica scientia : musical scholarship in the Italian Renaissance, Ann E. Moyer

Label
Musica scientia : musical scholarship in the Italian Renaissance
Title
Musica scientia
Title remainder
musical scholarship in the Italian Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Ann E. Moyer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Theories of music and its nature, central to many aspects of Renaissance thought, have nonetheless been difficult to integrate into modern scholarship. In Musica Scientia, Ann E. Moyer asserts that the Renaissance discipline must be understood in the terms of other contemporary fields of knowledge." "Moyer begins with a clear and concise historical summary of ancient and medieval musical thought, emphasizing the importance of the Phythagorean teachings about music, transmitted to the medieval world through Boethius's De institutione arithmetica. Describing the factors that, in the late fifteenth century, led scholars and practicing musicians to raise new questions about the discipline and its study, Moyer closely analyzes the writings of the sixteenth-century Italians who debated the nature of music and its relationship to mathematics, the natural sciences, poetry, and rhetoric. Renaissance thinking about music, she shows, wrought a dramatic change in the understanding of the field: scholars came to distinguish between a science of sounding bodies and an art of music, an art to be studied in terms of poetics and the history of taste." "Moyer's book offers a new and systematic treatment of a critical but neglected aspect of Renaissance thought. It makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the classification of knowledge in the Renaissance and of the process by which two competing kinds of analysis--humanistic and mathematical--came to distinguish the modern arts and sciences."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Moyer, Ann E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML290.2
LC item number
.M7 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Music theory
  • Music theory
  • Renaissance
  • Humanism
  • Humanisme - Italie
  • Musique - Italie - 15e siècle - Histoire et critique
  • Musique - Italie - 16e siècle - Histoire et critique
  • Musique - Théorie - 15e siècle
  • Musique - Théorie - 16e siècle
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Humanisme
  • Humanism
  • Music
  • Music theory
  • Renaissance
  • Musiktheorie
  • Renaissance
  • Muziek
  • Muziektheorie
  • Renaissance
  • Musiktheorie
  • Renaissance
  • Italy
  • Italien
  • Italien
Label
Musica scientia : musical scholarship in the Italian Renaissance, Ann E. Moyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Discipline of Music in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Musical Thought among the Greeks. Later Antiquity. Boethius on Music. The Medieval Tradition -- 2. Expansion of the Medieval Tradition. Nicolaus Burtius of Parma. Ramos de Pareja, Hothby, and Tinctoris: A Range of Opinion. Franchino Gaffurio. Giorgio Valla. Beyond Boethius -- 3. Humanists, Mathematicians, and Composers. Raffaele Brandolini. Spataro and Aron. The Mathematicians. An End to Consensus -- 4. Ancients and Moderns. Dialogues, Treatises, and Essays. Girolamo Cardano. Music, Ancient and Modern: Vicentino, Lusitano, and Danckerts. Daniele Barbaro and the Commentaries on Vitruvius. Reforms and Revivals -- 5. The Science of Sound and the Study of Culture. Gioseffo Zarlino. Girolamo Mei. Francesco Patrizi da Cherso. Vincenzo Galilei. The End of the Boethian Tradition: Minor Musical Writings of the late Sixteenth Century. Ercole Bottrigari. Toward a New Synthesis
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780801424267
Lccn
91055057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24467500
Label
Musica scientia : musical scholarship in the Italian Renaissance, Ann E. Moyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Discipline of Music in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Musical Thought among the Greeks. Later Antiquity. Boethius on Music. The Medieval Tradition -- 2. Expansion of the Medieval Tradition. Nicolaus Burtius of Parma. Ramos de Pareja, Hothby, and Tinctoris: A Range of Opinion. Franchino Gaffurio. Giorgio Valla. Beyond Boethius -- 3. Humanists, Mathematicians, and Composers. Raffaele Brandolini. Spataro and Aron. The Mathematicians. An End to Consensus -- 4. Ancients and Moderns. Dialogues, Treatises, and Essays. Girolamo Cardano. Music, Ancient and Modern: Vicentino, Lusitano, and Danckerts. Daniele Barbaro and the Commentaries on Vitruvius. Reforms and Revivals -- 5. The Science of Sound and the Study of Culture. Gioseffo Zarlino. Girolamo Mei. Francesco Patrizi da Cherso. Vincenzo Galilei. The End of the Boethian Tradition: Minor Musical Writings of the late Sixteenth Century. Ercole Bottrigari. Toward a New Synthesis
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780801424267
Lccn
91055057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24467500

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