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Music and the Myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy

  • Author: Gerbino, Giuseppe

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Contents

  • Introduction: music in Arcadia: an unsettled tradition
  • 1. The idiosyncrasies of chronology
  • 2. The return of the shepherd
  • 3. Musical remedies
  • 4. On the cusp between language and music
  • 5. Musical eclipses: theatre
  • 6. The boundaries of the genre
  • 7. Singing like shepherds, singing like peasants
  • 8. Ruzante's song and the rustic picturesque
  • 9. Re-founding pastoral theatre
  • 10. The (female) performance of high culture: the madrigal
  • 11. A pastoral society
  • 12. The dark side of Arcadia
  • 13. Marenzio's utopia of the senses
  • 14. Lost in Arcadia
  • Epilogue: pastoral, opera and the impossibility of tragedy.