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Venetian music in the age of Vivaldi
Talbot, Mike (Michael)
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Publication Information:
Aldershot ; Brookfield, USA : Ashgate, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Consists of articles originally published 1973-1994, with minor corrections and an added chapter of addenda and corrigenda by the author.
Music in Venice -- Vivaldi -- Other Venetian composers.
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This book contains sixteen essays on Venetian music in its last great period, stretching from the second half of the 17th century to the fall of the Republic in 1797. Two essays deal with musical institutions (academies and conservatories), nine with the life and works of Antonio Vivaldi, and five with contemporaries of Vivaldi active in Venice (Albinoni, Marcello, Vinaccesi). A substantial supplementary chapter updates, and where necessary revises, the facts and arguments of the original essays, which collectively date from the years 1973-1995. All the essays are written in English, but many originally appeared in Italian journals and conference proceedings that are hard for English-speaking readers to obtain. The volume is carefully indexed, enabling the reader easily to make connections between the essays.

Table of Contents

Music in Venice: Musical academies in eighteenth-century Venice
Tenors and basses at the Venetian Ospedali
Vivaldi: Vivaldi and the empire
Vivaldi's Serenatas: long cantatas or short operas?
Vivaldi's 'Manchester' sonatas
Vivaldi's conch concerto
A Vivaldi sonata with obbligato organ in Dresden
Lingua romana in bocca veneziana: Vivaldi, Corelli and the Roman School
Vivaldi and Rome: observations and hypotheses
Vivaldi's sacred music: the three periods
New light on Vivaldi's Stabat Mater
Other Venetian Composers: The function and character of the instrumental ritornello in the solo cantatas of Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
Albinoni's oboe concertos
The effects of music: Benedetto Marcello's cantata Il Timoteo
The Marcian motets of Benedetto Vinaccesi
The Taiheg, the Pira and other curiosities of Benedetto Vinaccesi's Suonate da camera a tre, Op. 1
Addenda and Corrigenda
Index of musical works and collections
Index of names