The Italian Cantata in Vienna: Entertainment in the Age of Absolutism

The Italian Cantata in Vienna: Entertainment in the Age of Absolutism

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Lawrence Bennett provides a comprehensive study of the rich repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. The cantata became a form of elite entertainment composed to amuse listeners during banquets or pay homage to members of the royal family during special occasions. Concentrating on Baroque cantatas composed in the Habsburg court, Bennett draws extensively… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Indiana University Press (October 18, 2013)

Collection: Publications of the Early Music Institute

Format: EPUB

Page count: 392 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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