Modi di cantar sonetti
Italienische Sonettvertonungen bis ins 17. Jahrhundert
The sonnet is considered one of the most enduring forms of European poetry. Throughout its almost 800-year history, it has not only challenged the artistic exploration and experimentation of poets, but also of composers. Whilst offering a range of creative possibilities for composers when setting a sonnet to music, they also faced problems when dealing with the asymmetrical stanza form of the text. This book concentrates on Italian sonnets from Francesco Petrarca to Giambattista Marino, which became popular text sources for the frottola, the madrigal and accompanied solo song in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Sara Springfeld holds a doctoral degree from the Musicology Department of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Currently, she is a member of academic staff at the Musicology Department of the Eberhard-Karls- Universität Tübingen. Her research interests include the relationship between text form and musical form, especially in the field of Italian vocal music up to the seventeenth century and German song in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as literary subjects in music history, and methods and techniques of musicology.