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Quilt canzona

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A term adopted by Manfred Bukofzer (Music in the Baroque Era, 1947, p.50) as an English equivalent to the German ‘Flickkanzone’ (literally ‘patch canzona’) coined by Hugo Riemann (Handbuch der Musikgeschichte, ii/2, ed. A. Einstein, 1912) to describe canzonas of several short sections in contrasting styles. Bukofzer, whose choice of word comes from ‘patchwork quilt’, applied it to the sectional canzonas of Frescobaldi and his contemporaries, and the term’s currency seems

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