Music and Power at the Court of Louis XIII

Bennett, Peter

  • 出版商: Cambridge
  • 出版日期: 2021-05-27
  • 售價: $3,870
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 350
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 1108830633
  • ISBN-13: 9781108830638
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What role did sacred music play in mediating Louis XIII's grip on power in the early seventeenth century? How can a study of music as 'sounding liturgy' contribute to the wider discourse on absolutism and 'the arts' in early modern France? Taking the scholarship of the so-called 'ceremonialists' as a point of departure, Peter Bennett engages with Weber's seminal formulation of power to consider the contexts in which liturgy, music and ceremonial legitimated the power of a king almost continuously engaged in religious conflict. Numerous musical settings show that David, the psalmist, musician, king and agent of the Holy Spirit, provided the most enduring model of kingship; but in the final decade of his life, as Louis dedicated the Kingdom to the Virgin Mary, the model of 'Christ the King' became even more potent - a model reflected in a flowering of musical publication and famous paintings by Vouet and Champaigne.