This volume unites a collection of articles which illustrate brilliantly the complexity of European cultural history in the Renaissance. On the one hand, scholars of this period were inspired by classical narratives on the sublime effects of music and, on the other hand, were affected by the profound religious upheavals which destroyed the unity of Western Christianity and, in so doing, opened up new avenues in the world of music. These articles offer as broad a vision as possible of the ways of thinking about music which developed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

part I|272 pages

The Idea of a Musical Renaissance

part II|290 pages

Réforme and Contre-Réforme

chapter 8|18 pages

Huldrych Zwingli – der Musiker

chapter 13|38 pages

The Council of Trent Revisited