The Extended Meantone Style of Gesualdo

Gesualdo titlepageThe author re-examines the syntax of Gesualdo’s musical style in the light of the intonational practices of his time. A theoretical structure with which to describe his harmonic practices, and those of other 16th Century composers, is developed. The historical context is presented as well as a series of analyses of Gesualdo’s music.

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