Roman Monody, Cantata, and Opera from the Circles around Cardinal Montalto - Vol. 2


This book uncovers the connections between the invisible network of political and economic dependents among Italy's church and state elite and the formation of the Baroque musical style in Rome. The author rediscovers music for Battista Guarini's last stage work and the first Roman opera, and offers a new explanation for the rise of the Italian chamber cantata.

Additional information

  • 2
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 1997