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160039 VO Music and Book Culture in 16th-Century Europe (2017W)

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Language: German, English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note that the lecture on October 4th has been cancelled. The first meeting of this course will take place on October 11th.

Wednesday 04.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 11.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 18.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 25.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 08.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 15.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 22.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 29.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 06.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 13.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 10.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 17.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 24.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course introduces students to the musical cultures of Early Modern Europe by means of the material forms in which music circulated. Fundamental will be a consideration of the history of music printing and its technological advances in the 16th century. The course will investigate how the material nature of books not only informed the ways in which music was composed, disseminated, and experienced, but also facilitated new relationships among musicians, editors, and patrons. Case studies will be drawn from across the European continent, from the Venetian anthologies of Petrucci at the start of the 16th century to the early 17th-century prints of William Byrd, in order to address various questions of authorship, sociability, censorship, and social mobility. Attention will also be given to the persistence of scribal culture in the age of the printing press as well as the development and control of the book market.

This course will be conducted in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

A final written exam will be held at the end of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Bruster, Douglas. “The New Materialism in Renaissance Studies.” In Material Culture and Cultural Materialisms, ed. Curtis Perry. pp. 225–38. Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance 5. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2001.
Carter, Tim. “Printing the ‘New Music’.” In Music and the Cultures of Print, ed. Kate van Orden with an afterword by Roger Chartier. pp. 3–37. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000.
Cavallo, Guglielmo, and Roger Chartier, eds. A History of Reading in the West. Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.
Chartier, Roger. The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, and Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.
Dane, Joseph A. What is a Book? The Study of Early Printed Books. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.
Howsam, Leslie. Old Books & New Histories: An Orientation to Studies in Book and Print Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
Johns, Adrian. The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Landau, David, and Peter Parshall. The Renaissance Print, 1470–1550. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1994.
Lodes, Birgit (ed.). NiveauNischeNimbus. Die Anfänge des Musikdrucks nördlich der Alpen, Tutzing, 2010.
McKitterick, David. Print, Manuscript, and the Search for Order, 1450–1830. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Petrucci, Armando. Writers and Readers in Medieval Italy: Studies in the History of Written Culture. Edited and translated by Charles M. Radding. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995.
Pettegree, Andrew. The Book in the Renaissance. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010.
Richardson, Brian. Manuscript Culture in Renaissance Italy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Stern, Tiffany. Documents of Performance in Early Modern England. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Towheed, Shafquat, Rosalind Crone, and Katie Halsey, eds. The History of Reading: A Reader. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.
van Orden, Kate. Materialities: Books, Readers, and the Chanson in Sixteenth-Century Europe. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
van Orden, Kate. Music, Authorship, and the Book in the First Century of Print. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.
VDM16: Verzeichnis deutscher Musikdrucke des 16. Jahrhunderts / Catalogue of sixteenth-century German printed music. University of Salzburg. < http://www.vdm16.sbg.ac.at>

Association in the course directory

BA (2016): HIS-V1, FRE
BA (2011): B09, B18, B19, B20
EC EMG: PM 2
MA: M01, M04, M05, M06, M15, M16, M17

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