“Music and Instruments of the Elizabethan Age: The Eglantine Table” places a focus on the musical items portrayed on the tabletop, for at least 15 musical instruments appear alongside music as it would have been notated at the time.
Early modern musical incarnations of the ‘Odyssey’ take center stage in the volume, and particularly Giacomo Badoaro and Claudio Monteverdi’s ‘Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria’ (1640), an opera that is becoming increasingly well-known to musicians, scholars, and audiences.
In 1999, the Lilly Library of Indiana University purchased a leather-bound book of disparate works from a Brussels bookseller that includes a music treatise written (for the most part) in the unmistakable hand of Marc-Antoine Charpentier.
Marcie Ray’s book presents a serious commentary on women’s status within the cultural and social hierarchy from 1701 to 1745.
William Kinderman’s book focuses on Beethoven’s lifelong belief in freedom and progress as universal ideals that found expression in his music in all periods of his life in ways that continue to resonate to the present day
Fabrice Fitch has given us a compact yet nuanced account of a splendid period in music history in a book that is as deeply musical as it is rich with possibility.
For a glamorous decade, Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna and his wife, Maria, stood at the heart of the Roman social world, as they did in Venice during Carnival as avid patrons of the opera houses there.
A significant contribution to the field of American history as well as musicology, ‘Hail Columbia!’ provides a detailed analysis of popular American songs on the political scene in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The story features one Layton Stolz, a welder turned orchestra conductor whose life is changed after hearing Beethoven’s ‘Egmont’ Overture on the radio.
‘Women and Music in Sixteenth-Century Ferrara’ brings together Laurie Stras’s decades-long research on patronage, celebrations, and performance in Ferrara, the seat of the Este dukes until Alfonso II’s death in 1597.