Coverart for item
The Resource Modal subjectivities : self-fashioning in the Italian madrigal, Susan McClary, (electronic resource)

Modal subjectivities : self-fashioning in the Italian madrigal, Susan McClary, (electronic resource)

Label
Modal subjectivities : self-fashioning in the Italian madrigal
Title
Modal subjectivities
Title remainder
self-fashioning in the Italian madrigal
Statement of responsibility
Susan McClary
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation:
  • Annotation:
Member of
Is part of
Cataloging source
MiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McClary, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
American Council of Learned Societies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Madrigals, Italian
  • Musical form
  • Music theory
  • Music and language
Summary expansion
  • In this boldly innovative book, renowned musicologist Susan McClary presents an illuminating cultural interpretation of the Italian madrigal, one of the most influential repertories of the Renaissance. A genre that sought to produce simulations in sound of complex interiorities, the madrigal introduced into music a vast range of new signifying practices: musical representations of emotions, desire, gender stereotypes, reason, madness, tensions between mind and body, and much more. In doing so, it not only greatly expanded the expressive agendas of European music but also recorded certain assumptions of the time concerning selfhood, making it an invaluable resource for understanding the history of Western subjectivity.Modal Subjectivitiescovers the span of the sixteenth-century polyphonic madrigal, from its early manifestations in Philippe Verdelot's settings of Machiavelli in the 1520s through the tortured chromatic experiments of Carlo Gesualdo. Although McClary takes the lyrics into account in shaping her readings, she focuses particularly on the details of the music itselfthe principal site of the genre's self-fashionings. In order to work effectively with musical meanings in this pretonal repertory, she also develops an analytical method that allows her to unravel the sophisticated allegorical structures characteristic of the madrigal. This pathbreaking book demonstrates how we might glean insights into a culture on the basis of its nonverbal artistic enterprises
  • "Musicologist Susan McClary presents cultural interpretation of the Italian madrigal, one of the most influential repertories of the Renaissance. A genre that sought to produce simulations in sound of complex inferiorities, the madrigal introduced into music a vast range of new signifying practices : musical representations of emotions, desire, gender stereotypes, reason, madness, tensions between mind and body, and much more. In doing so, it not only greatly expanded the expressive agendas of European music but also recorded certain assumptions of the time concerning selfhood, making it an invaluable resource for understanding the history of Western subjectivity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Label
Modal subjectivities : self-fashioning in the Italian madrigal, Susan McClary, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Examples: score (p. 223-367)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Night and deceit : Verdelot's Machiavelli -- The desiring subject, or subject to desire : Arcadelt -- Radical inwardness : Willaert's Musica nova -- The prison house of mode : Cipriano de Rore -- The Coney Island of the madrigal : Wert and Marenzio -- The luxury of solipsism : Gesualdo -- The Mirtillo/Amarilli controversy : Monteverdi -- I modi
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000282016
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520234932
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000282016
Label
Modal subjectivities : self-fashioning in the Italian madrigal, Susan McClary, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Examples: score (p. 223-367)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Night and deceit : Verdelot's Machiavelli -- The desiring subject, or subject to desire : Arcadelt -- Radical inwardness : Willaert's Musica nova -- The prison house of mode : Cipriano de Rore -- The Coney Island of the madrigal : Wert and Marenzio -- The luxury of solipsism : Gesualdo -- The Mirtillo/Amarilli controversy : Monteverdi -- I modi
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000282016
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520234932
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000282016

Library Locations

    • UMKCBorrow it
      800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
      39.035061 -94.576518
    • Health Sciences LibraryBorrow it
      2411 Holmes St, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 64108, US
      39.083418 -94.575323
    • Leon E. Bloch Law LibraryBorrow it
      500 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
      39.032488 -94.581967
Processing Feedback ...