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Divas in the Convent: Nuns, Music, and Defiance in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Craig A. Monson
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226535197 (paperback : alkaline paper), 0226535193 (paperback : alkaline paper)
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.
Description
xxiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Notes
  • Revised edition of Disembodied voices.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-261) and index.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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