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Author Cusick, Suzanne G.

Title Francesca Caccini at the Medici court : music and the circulation of power / Suzanne G. Cusick ; with a foreword by Catharine R. Stimpson.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  780.92 CACC/ CUSI    DUE 23-12-19
 UniM Southbank CD M  10553  disc  SEVEN DAY LOAN  DUE 23-12-19
Physical description xxxvi, 445 pages : illustrations, music ; 27 cm + 1 CD (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Series Women in culture and society.
Women in culture and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Catharine R. Stimpson -- Excerpts from Francesca Caccini's Compositions on the Accompanying CD -- 1. Figliuola del celebratissimo Giulio Romano -- 2. "To win the girl"; or, Francesca as Object of Desire -- 3. Power, Desire, and Women among Themselves -- 4. Musica to the Granducato -- 5. Who Was This Woman? -- 6. Voice Lessons: Introducing the Primo libro delle musiche -- 7. Being, Doing, and Allegories of Voice -- 8. After Arianna -- 9. La liberazione di Ruggiero amid the Politics of Regency -- 10. Performance, Musical Design, and Politics in La liberazione di Ruggiero -- 11. Cataclysms of Widowhood -- 12. Afterlives -- App. A. Francesca Caccini's Known Performances and Compositions -- App. B. Letters of Francesca Caccini (1610-1641) -- App. C. Cristoforo Bronzini, Della dignita e nobilta dellc donne, I-Fn, Magl, VIII, 1525/1, 54 77.
Subject Caccini, Francesca, 1587-approximately 1640.
Medici, House of.
Women composers -- Italy -- Biography.
Feminism and music -- Italy.
Music -- Italy -- Florence -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- Italy -- Florence -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Florence (Italy) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780226132129 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226132129 (cloth : alk. paper)