A Correspondence of Renaissance Musicians

TitleA Correspondence of Renaissance Musicians
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1991
EditorLowinsky, EE, Miller, C, Blackburn, BJ
Number of Pagesxliv + 1067 pp.
PublisherClarendon Press

This book comprises an edition of the Spataro Correspondence, so called after its main author, the Bolognese music theorist Giovanni Spataro (c. 1459-1541). Spataro's main correspondents were Giovanni del Lago and Pietro Aaron. The 110 letters, which survive in the Biblioteca ApostolicaVaticana and the Bibliotheque Nationale, offer a vivid insight into the intellectual world of a group of sixteenth-century music theorists and performing musicians living in Italy. With this edition an important body of source material now becomes readily available. Each letter appears in its entirety in the original Italian, with a full English summary, commentary, and notes. A reference section includes a biographical dictionary and explanatory notes on problematic terms. [https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=PJWfAAAAMAAJ&q=a+correspondence+of+renaissance+musicians&dq=a+correspondence+of+renaissance+musicians&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk-KPo3_3aAhXMA8AKHR9EARoQ6AEIJzAA]

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