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Cusick, Suzanne G
Francesca Caccini at the Medici court : music and the circulation of power / Suzanne G. Cusick ; with a foreword by Catharine R. Stimpson
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  ML410.C19 C87 2009  v.1    AVAILABLE
 Audios/2nd Flr  ML410.C19 C87 2009  v.2    AVAILABLE
Subject Caccini, Francesca, 1587-ca. 1640
Medici, House of
Subject(s) Women composers -- Italy -- Biography
Feminism and music -- Italy
Music -- Italy -- Florence -- 16th century -- History and criticism
Music -- Italy -- Florence -- 17th century -- History and criticism
Subject Florence (Italy) -- Social life and customs
Physical Description xxxvi, 445 p. : ill., music ; 27 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Final 2 selections on CD are from La liberazione di Ruggiero; all other selections are from Il primo libro; all are by Francesca Caccini
Performer/Participant Performers on CD: Emily van Evera, soprano ; Eric Milnes, harpsichord ; Andrew Parrott, organ ; Maria Cleary, double harp ; Fredrik Bok, theorbo and baroque guitar ; Erin Headley, lirone and viol ; Adrian Butterfield, baroque violin ; Mélisande Corriveau, viol
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-428) and index
Contents [v.1.] Text -- [v.2.] Audio CD
Figliuola del celebratissimo Giulio Romano -- "To win the girl"; or, Francesca as object of desire -- Power, desire, and women among themselves -- Musica to the Granducato -- Who was this woman? -- Voice lessons : introducing the Primo libro delle musiche -- Being, doing, and allegories of voice -- After Arianna -- La liberazione di Ruggiero amid the politics of regency -- Performance, musical design, and politics in La liberazione di Ruggiero -- Cataclysms of widowhood -- Afterlives
On CD: Ardo infelice, e palesar non tento, stanza 1 -- Maria, dolce Maria -- Ecco, ch'io verso il sangue -- Lasciatemi qui solo -- O che nuovo stupor, stanza 1 -- Rendi alle mie speranze il verde, e fiori -- Haec dies -- Chi desia di saper che cosa è amore -- Se muove a giurar fede -- Dispiegate -- Ferma, ferma crudele -- Deh, se non hai pietà del mio languire
Series Women in culture and society

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