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The Cambridge Companion to Monteverdi (Cambridge Companions to Music)

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Claudio Monteverdi is one of the most important figures of 'early' music, a composer whose music speaks powerfully and directly to modern audiences. This book, first published in 2007, provides an authoritative treatment of Monteverdi and his music, complementing Paolo Fabbri's standard biography of the composer. Written by leading specialists in the field, it is aimed at ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published December 6th 2013 by Cambridge University Press (first published December 13th 2007)
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Good information, poor index. Why are no individual instruments listed in the index? Strange. Presumably a significant portion of the target audience would be performers of various instruments interested in Monteverdi performance practice and historians researching various individual instruments. There are more than a dozen significant entries that discuss trombone, for example, yet the instrument does not turn up in the index (nor under "sackbut," "brass," "instruments," "orchestration," or ...more
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