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Stanley Boorman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195142075

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142075.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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Ottaviano Petrucci
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Stanley Boorman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142075.003.0001

This book is a bibliographical study of Ottaviano Petrucci. For well over a century, he has been seen as a key figure in the history of music, and a producer of music to the highest professional and artistic standards. Indeed, scholars sometimes seem to suggest that he ushered in, single-handedly, a revolution in the availability of music and in the level and spread of musical literacy. While certainly an innovator, a disseminator, and in some measure the initiator of the great explosion in musical literacy to which Claudio Sartori refers, Petrucci was less significant in the history of music than some statements would imply. Therefore, while he was undoubtedly significant as the first to attempt the bulk dissemination of music through printing, his achievement in these areas needs to be assessed.

Keywords:   Ottaviano Petrucci, history, music, producer, musical literacy, Claudio Sartori, printing

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