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Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice
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Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Jane A. Bernstein

Abstract

Venice achieved preeminence as a great publishing center and music printing capital of Renaissance Europe. This book presents a broad overview of the Venetian music press during the mid-16th century. It bridges the gap between music and other disciplines by incorporating music printing into the wider world of the publishing industry, demonstrating that the field of music was no different from any other specialty of the book trade. Within this framework, the singular theme of commercial enterprise runs throughout the study. Stressing the commerce of music and its connection to the printing and ... More

Keywords: Venice, history of the book, publishing industry, music printing, Scotto press, Gardano press

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195141085
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141085.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane A. Bernstein, author
Tufts University

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