During the Protestant revolution in Europe, a new kind of music emerged, one that ultimately sought to recognise the deceased and to individuate the sense of loss and grief. Reaching its zenith in the early 19th century during the age of Romanticism, when every town and village had their own Funerary Violinist, the tradition was virtually wiped out by the Great Funerary Purges of the 1830s and 40s. "An Incomplete History" tells the fascinating story of this beautiful music, condemned by the Catholic Church for political as much as theological reasons, and of the mysterious Guild of Funerary Violinists. Discussing the evolution of European culture, musical form, politics, religion and society's changing attitudes to mortality and the emotional effects of music upon the soul, this is a dark and magical history whose secrets will both fascinate and educate its readers.
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Descrizione libro London: Duckworth, 2006. New copy. *, 2006. Condizione libro: New. New copy. 8vo 210 pages. Hardback. Codice libro della libreria _39616_H_
Descrizione libro Duckworth, 2006. Hardcover; Pictorial Boards. Condizione libro: New. 210pp, illustrations. Describes the curious (possibly not entirely genuine) history of this secretive society, including complete musical scores from its archive. The author recounts the origin of the practice of employing a solo violinist at post-Reformation funerals; the careers of the greatest Funerary Violinists, such as Herr Hieronymous Gratchenfleiss and Pierre Dubuisson, and the 19th-century purge which led to the tradition's almost complete obliteration. Codice libro della libreria 9832
Descrizione libro Duckworth Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0715636049
Descrizione libro Duckworth Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110715636049
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97807156360461.0