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Josquin des Prez, Renaissance Historiography, and the Cultures of Print

Kate van Orden

in The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195341867
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195341867.013.0015

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Josquin des Prez, Renaissance Historiography, and the Cultures of Print

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This article studies Josquin des Prez, a musical genius who refused to compose on request and was an individualist who represented the new spirit of humanism. It notes the lack of information sources or print for studies on Josquin. This makes him a good example of how musicologists who carry out research on the sixteenth century are often forced to go to the extremes in order to recover even the tiniest shreds of historical evidence. Nevertheless, this article focuses on information gathered by several researchers about Josquin, including his importance in Renaissance studies.

Keywords: Josquin des Prez; print; musicologists; historical evidence; Renaissance studies

Article.  14046 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Musicology and Music History

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