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The Gardano music printing firms, 1569-1611 /
Richard J. Agee.
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Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 1998.
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xv, 502 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1580460208 (alk. paper)
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Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 1998.
isbn
1580460208 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
2814681
 
Includes bibliographic references (p. [452]-483) and indexes.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
A detailed account of music book publishing during the Late Renaissance and a look at the prodigious work of the Gardano family of Venice.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a major overview of the Gardano family's prodigious book production during the late Renaissance. The founder of the business, Antonio Gardano, published nearly 500 books, and his sons published nearly 1,000 volumes.
Main Description
The Gardano Music Printing Firms offers the first major overview of this remarkable family's prodigious book production during the late Renaissance. The founder of the business, Antonio Gardano, published nearly 500 music books before his death in 1569; yet over the course of the following four decades, his sons, Angelo and Alessandro, published nearly 1,000 volumes. Consequently, their output represented more composers than any other printer in the Renaissance, and, indeed, the Gardano editions included the music of the most influential composers of the time, including Asola, the Gabrielis, Gesualdo, Lasso, Marenzio, Monte, Palestrina, Schutz, Vecchi, Victoria, and Wert. The original archival and bibliographic research included in this book provides a foundation for the examination of the conditions that shaped the family's production and distribution of its vast list of titles.
Table of Contents
Illustrations
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Preface and Acknowledgments
The Gardano Family Firms in the World of the Late Cinquecento
Introductionp. 3
Venice: Prosperity and Economic Declinep. 6
Problems of Survival: Disease, War, Food, and Landp. 16
Politics, Society, and the Book Tradep. 20
The Acquisition of Music and Musical Tastep. 28
Book Production and Distributionp. 37
Profile of a Family Business
Inheritance and Division, 1569-1579p. 51
Venetian and Roman Successes, 1580-1589p. 63
Prosperity in Venice and the Final Years, 1590-1611p. 74
An Introduction to the Gardano Musical Editions, 1569-1611
The Editions by the Heirs of Antonio Gardano and of Angelo Gardanop. 93
The Editions of Alessandro Gardanop. 134
Afterwordp. 147
Plates to Part IIIp. 149
Checklist of the Musical Publications by the Heirs of Antonio Gardano and by Angelo Gardano (1569-1611)p. 195
Preliminary Checklist of the Publications by Alessandro Gardano (1577-1591)p. 342
Annotation of the 1591 Gardano Booklistp. 360
Chronological Ordering of the 1591 Gardano Booklist by Date of Publicationp. 384
Notesp. 406
Select Bibliographyp. 452
Index of Composersp. 484
General Indexp. 490
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