Polymath of the Baroque

Polymath of the Baroque : Agostino Steffani and His Music

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Composer, diplomat, bishop: Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) was one of the most remarkable figures in late-17th and early-18th century Europe. Steffani began his life as a composer, musician, and courtier, but his accomplishments brought him high-level positions in the courts of Germany and in the Catholic Church. This book is the first to discuss all the periods and facets of Agostino Steffani's extraordinary career and to examine his entire output of musical works.
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  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 154.9 x 241.3 x 35.6mm | 748.44g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • numerous halftones, numerous line drawings
  • 0195154738
  • 9780195154733

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This impressive study is as entertaining as it is informative, both for music specialists and for vistors from other disciplines...Steffani's life is fascinating, and very well told by Timms. * TLS *
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About Colin Timms

Colin Timms is Peyton and Barber Professor of Music at the University of Birmingham, UK.
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