Luísa Cymbron – Olhares sobre a música em Portugal no século XIX

Olhares sobre a Música em PortugalOlhares sobre a música em Portugal no século XIX: Ópera, virtuosismo e música doméstica

“[Olhares sobre a música em Portugal no século XIX] é um volume repleto de informação inédita e profundamente estimulante para todos os que se dedicam aos estudos artísticos e culturais em Portugal, cuja leitura vem demonstrar a riqueza e complexidade de uma época à qual começamos enfim a prestar justiça. Com este livro, ficamos a dever à autora a confirmação inequívoca de que a história da música em Portugal no século XIX merecia, de facto, ser contada.” – Paulo Ferreira de Castro (mais…)

Mário João Alves – Histórias da Música em Portugal

Histórias da Música em PortugalHistórias da Música em Portugal, com texto de Mário João Alves e ilustrações de Madalena Matoso, é uma viagem através dos séculos que nos desvenda os seus episódios musicais mais surpreendentes e singulares. O CD que acompanha o livro reúne algumas das obras mais representativas do nosso património musical, desde Dom Diniz a Constança Capdeville, acabando quase por ser uma história da música portuguesa em 60 minutos. Para miúdos a partir dos sete ou oito anos… mas também para os mais crescidos! (mais…)

Andrew Kirkman – The Cultural Life of the Early Polyphonic Mass

Early Polyphonic MassThe Cultural Life of the Early Polyphonic Mass: Medieval Context to Modern Revival

The ‘cyclic’ polyphonic Mass has long been seen as the pre-eminent musical genre of the late Middle Ages, spawning some of the most impressive and engrossing musical edifices of the period. Modern study of these compositions has greatly enhanced our appreciation of their construction and aesthetic appeal. Yet close consideration of their meaning – cultural, social, spiritual, personal – for their composers and original users has begun only much more recently. (mais…)

Cristle Judd – Reading Renaissance Music Theory

Reading Renaissance Music TheoryReading Renaissance Music Theory: Hearing with the Eyes

This groundbreaking book offers a new perspective on a central group of music theory treatises that have long formed a background to the study of Renaissance music. Taking theorists’ music examples as a point of departure, it explores fundamental questions about how music was read, and by whom, situating the reading in specific cultural contexts. In particular it illuminates the ways in which the choices of Renaissance theorists have shaped later interpretation of earlier praxis, and reflexively the ways in which modern theory has been mapped on to that practice. (mais…)

Marco Bizzarini – Luca Marenzio

MarenzioLuca Marenzio: The Career of a Musician Between the Renaissance and the Counter-Reformation

Regarded by his contemporaries as the leading madrigal composer of his time, Luca Marenzio was an important figure in sixteenth-century Italian music, and also highly esteemed in England, Flanders and Poland. This English translation of Marco Bizzarini’s study of the life and work of Marenzio provides valuable insights into the composer’s influence and place in history, and features an extensive, up-to-date bibliography and the first published list of archival sources containing references to Marenzio. (mais…)

Howard & Moretti – Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice

Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti – Sound & Space in Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Music, Acoustics

While composers of sacred music in 16th-century Venice were devising increasingly complex choral polyphony, Venetian architects began to develop new configurations of sacred space. This fascinating book explores the direct relationship between architectural design and sacred music in Renaissance Venice. (mais…)

Alexander Silbiger (ed.) – Frescobaldi Studies

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643) occupies a special place in the history of music as the first significant European composer who concentrated his major creative efforts into the realm of instrumental music. In this collection of papers based on the Quadricentennial Frescobaldi Studies Conference, sixteen American and European specialists examine important aspects of the life and works of this composer and of his role in the creation of a new musical language of the Baroque. (mais…)