Giacomo Torelli. Act II. Scene X: The Courtyard of the King of Naxos, detail. Pinacoteca Civica di Fano, Fano, Italy / The Bridgeman Art Library
Welcome to the online companion of Music in the Baroque and Anthology of Music in the Baroque (W. W. Norton, 2013), part of the series Western Music in Context: A Norton History by Wendy Heller (Scheide Professor of Music History, Princeton University).
“Simultaneously a work of rigorous historical scholarship and contemporary social relevance.”—Richard Adams
“A worthwhile tome in which [the author] combines useful musical analysis with history viewed through several contextual lenses: gender, sexuality, race, and economic issues.”—Paul Laird
You will find here:
A page for every chapter, including:
- Color reproductions of all images discussed in the book (as well as others of interest)
- Youtube links and Spotify playlists for all musical examples discussed in the book, including works in the Anthology
- Links to relevant digital resources, with emphasis on primary sources
- Downloadable study guides (pdf)
- A list of supplementary readings (with Worldcat link), updated regularly
- ITunes links, Amazon links, and Naxos catalog numbers for all works in the Anthology
New in 2020-2021: A new list of Global Baroque resources (readings and repertory) to help students and faculty consider early modern music and culture outside of Western Europe.
Visit the websites of the other books in the Western Music in Context series:
Margot Fassler, Music in the Medieval West
Rich Freedman, Music in the Renaissance
John A. Rice, Music in the Eighteenth Century
Walter Frisch, Music in the Nineteenth Century
Joseph Auner, Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
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