Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy by Andrew Dell'Antonio

By Andrew Dell'Antonio

The early 17th century, while the 1st operas have been written and technical advances with far-reaching consequences—such as tonal music—began to boost, is usually impressive for an additional shift: the displacement of aristocratic music-makers via a brand new expert type of performers. during this e-book, Andrew Dell’Antonio seems to be at a similar phenomenon: the increase of a cultivated viewers whose ability concerned listening instead of enjoying or making a song. Drawing from contemporaneous discourses and different commentaries on track, the visible arts, and Church doctrine, Dell’Antonio hyperlinks the recent principles approximately cultivated listening with different highbrow traits of the interval: humanistic studying, contemplative listening (or staring at) as an lively religious perform, and musical mysticism as an awesome promoted via the Church as a part of the Catholic Reformation.

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