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Author Monson, Craig (Craig A.)

Title Divas in the convent : nuns, music, and defiance in seventeenth-century Italy / Craig A. Monson.

Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  780.882719 MONS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes Revised edition of Disembodied voices.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-261) and index.
Contents Praeludium: putting nun musicians in their place -- Donna Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana of Santa Cristina della Fondazza -- Lucrezia Vizzana's musical apprenticeship -- Musical and monastic disobedience in Vizzana's Componimenti musicali -- Hearing Lucrezia Vizzana's voice -- Troubles in an earthly paradise: "It began because of music" -- Voices of discord at Santa Cristina -- Losing battles with a bishop: "We cared for Babylon, and she is not healed" -- A gentler means to a bitter end -- "Pomp indecent for religious observance and modesty" -- Another bishop, another battle, a different outcome -- A last battle and an uneasy peace -- Coda.
Subject Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina, 1590-1662.
Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina, 1590-1662. Componimenti musicali.
Santa Cristina della Fondazza (Convent : Bologna, Italy)
Music in convents -- Italy -- Bologna -- History -- 17th century.
Church music -- Italy -- Bologna -- 17th century.
Church music -- Catholic Church -- 17th century.
Women composers -- Italy -- Bologna.
ISBN 9780226535197 (paperback : alkaline paper)
0226535193 (paperback : alkaline paper)