The first comprehensive study of musical life in Lyons at a time when the city was a leading European commercial and cultural center, this book surveys the vast repertoire of music copied and published, relating it to social, political, economic, intellectual, and religious life. The great wealth of the city's literature is scrutinized for references which provide testimony to the musical attitudes and activities of resident or visiting patrons and amateurs. Information on the composers who lived or worked in Lyons is gleaned from contemporary records, dedications, and correspondence as well as from their musical output. The masses, motets, chansons, madrigals, psalms, and instrumental music for church, state, and citizen are reviewed, reflecting changes in form and style that occur in response to the requirements of visiting courts of an increasingly demanding bourgeoisie, led by affluent Italian patricians and eventually a more intrusive Protestant community.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0198161379