Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Author Gordon-Seifert, Catherine Elizabeth.

Title Music and the language of love [electronic resource] : seventeenth-century French airs / Catherine Gordon-Seifert.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description ix, 390 p. : ill.
Series Music and the early modern imagination
Musical meaning and interpretation
Music and the early modern imagination.
Musical meaning and interpretation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Music and texts: an overview of the sources: A general description of the air ; The publications ; The composers ; Publications by Lambert, Bacilly, La Barre, and Le Camus: a description ; The song texts ; Poetic structure ; Style or elocution: figurative language and poetic syntax ; Poetry and rhetoric -- Rhetoric and meaning in the seventeenth-century French air: Seventeenth-century French sources on rhetoric and music ; Persuading the passions -- Musical representations of the primary passions: The primary passions ; The agitated passions ; The modest passions ; The neutral passion: Le contentement ; Summary -- Setting the texts: Painful love ; Bittersweet love ; Enticing love ; Joyous love ; Summary -- Form and style: the organization and function of expressions, syntax, and rhetorical figures: Form (disposition) ; The organization of expressions in short airs ; The organization of expressions in long airs ; Form in single-strophe airs ; The rhetorical sections of a piece: their function and expression ; Style (elocution): poetic structure, punctuation, and rhetorical figures -- L'art du chant: performing French airs: haute voix: the importance of orality ; The art of proper singing: tone and style ; Ornamentation ; The pronunciation of seventeenth-century French ; Syllabic quantity ; Tempo ; Le mouvement ; Repeats ; Basso continuo accompaniment -- Salon culture and the mid-seventeenth-century French air: The French air and conversation ; Musical seductions ; Galanterie and the air: undercurrents of eroticism and lessons of morality ; Women singing airs as men -- The late-seventeenth-century air and the rhetoric of distraction ; The air after 1670 ; Songs and the rhetoric of distraction ; Pleasure, airs, and the new rhetoric ; The legacy of Lambert, Bacilly, Le Camus, and La Barre.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Music -- France -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Love songs -- France -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Love in music.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780253354617 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253354617 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253001962 (e-book)

Available items only