Warrior, Courtier, Singer: Giulio Cesare Brancaccio and the Performance of Identity in the Late Renaissance (Hardback)
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Giulio Cesare Brancaccio was a Neapolitan nobleman with long practical experience of military life, first in the service of Charles V and later as both soldier and courtier in France and then at the court of Alfonso II d Este at Ferrara. He was also a virtuoso bass singer whose performances were praised by both Tasso and Guarini - he was even for a while the only male member of the famous Ferrarese court Concerto delle dame, who established a legendary reputation during the 1580s. Richard Wistreich examines Brancaccio s life in detail and from this it becomes possible to consider the mental and social world of a warrior and courtier with musical skills in a broader context. A wide-ranging study of bass singing in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy provides a contextual basis from which to consider Brancaccio s reputation as a performer. Wistreich illustrates the use of music in the process of self-fashioning and the role of performance of all kinds in the construction of male noble identity within court culture, including the nature and currency of honour, chivalric virtA and sixteenth-century notions of gender and virility in relation to musical performance. This fascinating examination of Brancaccio s social world significantly expands our understanding of noble culture in both France and Italy during the sixteenth century, and the place of music-making within it. N° de réf. du libraire AA69780754654148
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A propos de l'auteur: Dr Richard Wistreich is from the International Centre for Music Studies at the University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Titre : Warrior, Courtier, Singer: Giulio Cesare ...
Éditeur : Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom
Date d'édition : 2007
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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