Day 04 Student Notes Renaissance 1 (revised Fall 2016).pdf

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Art of Listening (MUAR 211) Lecture 4 Mo’ Better Motets: Dufay, Josquin des Prez and the Flowering of the Renaissance I am not pleased with a courtier if he be not also a musician, and besides his understanding and cunning [in singing] upon the book, have skill in like manner on sundry instruments .” Castiglione, Il cortegiano ( The Courtier , 1528) A. Important Renaissance (1450-1600) social/cultural events & concepts 1. Invention of Printing Press with moveable type (1450): music printing soon followed, greatly expanding affordable access to vocal and instrumental music of all genres, both sacred and secular. 2. Lutheran Reformation (c. 1500 and after): Martin Luther (1483-1546) The separation of protestant Christian sects from the Roman Catholic Church leads to a great diversity in post-1500 Christian sacred music. 3. Fascination with and study of Greek and Roman Antiquity once the concern of medieval theologians and scholars only becomes more common among the ever-larger literate classes; the architecture, visual arts, poetry, and music of the renaissance demonstrates this influence. 4. HUMANISM : an intellectual movement and ethical system centered on humans and their values, needs, interests, abilities, dignity and freedom, often emphasizing secular culture in a rejection of the sacred. The renaissance is most associated with the arts and sciences in ITALY , although the related concepts and musical/artistic styles spread to other countries later and in different forms. Renaissance figures of note: Leonardo di Vinci (1452-1519) Michelangelo (1475-1564) Galileo (1564-1642)
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