Recording Tarquinia: imitation, parody and reportage in Marc’Antonio Ingegneri's ‘Hor che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento tace’


Stras, Laurie (1999) Recording Tarquinia: imitation, parody and reportage in Marc’Antonio Ingegneri's ‘Hor che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento tace’. Early Music, 27, (3), 358-378. (doi:10.1093/earlyj/XXVII.3.358).

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In mid-October 1568 a banquet in Modena was
attended by Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, his
wife, Barbara of Austria, and his sister, Lucrezia
d'Este.1 A local gentlewoman sang and played for the
duke, and must have created a deep and lasting
impression, for some 15 years later she joined the
Este court as a professional musician. Remarkably,
the story of her performance is recorded in two quite
different sources—a polyphonic madrigal by Marc'
Antonio Ingegneri and a philosophical treatise by
Francesco Patrizi. These sources variously provide
compelling evidence of musical practice in the midto
late 16th-century, and create a representation of a
performance by Tarquinia Molza, who was to
become one of the most celebrated singers of the
Ferrarese court. Furthermore, the madrigal reveals
the extremes to which a composer could stretch the
device of imitatio by incorporating musical parody,
textual allusion, expression and reportage into a
single five-voice work

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1741-7260 (print)
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Keywords: tarquinia, stras, laurie, imitation, parody, reportage
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
ePrint ID: 67403
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48
Contact Email Address: lastras@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67403

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