Lauren McGuire Jennings's Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song PDF

By Lauren McGuire Jennings

The metaphor of marriage frequently describes the connection among poetry and track in either medieval and glossy writing. whereas the troubadours stand out for his or her tendency to blur the excellence among talking and making a song, among poetry and tune, a definite measure of semantic slippage extends into the area of Italian literature by using style names like canzone, sonetto, and ballata. but, sarcastically, students have routinely pointed out a 'divorce' among tune and poetry because the defining characteristic of early Italian lyric. Senza Vestimenta reintegrates poetic and musical traditions in past due medieval Italy via a clean overview of greater than fifty literary resources transmitting Trecento track texts. those manuscripts were lengthy famous through musicologists, yet in the past they've been used to reinforce instead of to debunk the inspiration that so-called 'poesia in keeping with musica' was once relegated to the margins of poetic creation. Jennings revises this view via exploring how scribes and readers interacted with tune as a essentially interdisciplinary paintings shape inside a huge diversity of literary settings. Her research sheds mild at the broader cultural global surrounding the reception of the Italian ars nova repertoire by way of uncovering new, various readers starting from filthy rich retailers to modest artisans.

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