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Dispersing the mist: Towards an interpretation of the emblems in Frescobaldi’s Primo libro d’arie musicali

Barker, Naomi (2019). Dispersing the mist: Towards an interpretation of the emblems in Frescobaldi’s Primo libro d’arie musicali. Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music (In Press).

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Abstract

As an object of material culture, Frescobaldi’s Primo libro d’arie musicali printed in Florence in 1630, presents some unsolved conundrums. It offers a wealth of visual imagery including an elaborate frontispiece, illuminated initial letters, decorative panels and most importantly, a series of emblems appended to five of the songs. The nature of the book as an object raises questions as to the reception and intended audience for the music. This article suggests an interpretation of the emblems and other visual elements by reading into the ambiguities the emblems present and their relationship to poetic texts, and offers an hypothesis as to their intellectual agency.

Item Type: Journal Item
Keywords: Frescobaldi; Arie musicali; emblems; patronage; Guidiccioni; book history; musical iconography
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 58671
Depositing User: Naomi Barker
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 14:10
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 13:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58671
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