Warrior, Courtier, Singer by Richard Wistreich

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  • Title: Warrior, Courtier, Singer
  • Author: Richard Wistreich
  • Category: Music
  • Date: February 2016
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780754654148

 

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Giulio Cesare Brancaccio was a Neapolitan nobleman with lengthy sensible expertise of army life, first within the service of Charles V and later as each soldier and courtier in France after which on the courtroom of Alfonso II d’Este at Ferrara. He was additionally a virtuoso bass singer whose performances have been praised by each Tasso and Guarini – he was even for some time the one male member of the well-known Ferrarese courtroom Concerto delle dame, who established a legendary status throughout the 1580s. Richard Wistreich examines Brancaccio’s life intimately and from this it turns into attainable to think about the psychological and social world of a warrior and courtier with musical abilities in a broader context. A large-ranging examine of bass singing in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy gives a contextual foundation from which to think about Brancaccio’s status as a performer. Wistreich illustrates the usage of music within the strategy of ‘self-fashioning’ and the function of efficiency of all types within the development of male noble id inside courtroom tradition, together with the character and forex of honour, chivalric virtù and sixteenth-century notions of gender and virility in relation to musical efficiency. This fascinating examination of Brancaccio’s social world considerably expands our understanding of noble tradition in each France and Italy throughout the sixteenth century, and the place of music-making inside it

 

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