2016 Knox College Summer Program
August 15 – 19, 2016
9:00 – 10:30 AM
SOUNDS AND SPACES: MUSIC IN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE CITIES
During the early modern period, European cities grew to become cultural centres, each with their own distinctive styles in painting, architecture, literature and music. This course will examine musical practice and performance in the context of particular cities during the 17th and 18th centuries. The physical spaces in which music was performed can give us important insight not only into the art of musical composition, but also it can help us to understand why particular styles of music developed. Topics of discussion will include music in Venice, Paris, Dresden, London and Rome.
LECTURER: ROSEEN GILES
Roseen Giles is completing a doctoral degree in musicology at the University of Toronto, and lectures at the Faculty of Music. Her dissertation (supervised by Domenico Pietropaolo and Gregory Johnston) explores the aesthetics of Claudio Monteverdi’s late madrigals. Her scholarly interests include music and devotional practice in the early modern period, baroque Italian poetry, the music of the Renaissance, and also the musical notation of medieval Armenia. Roseen is also an accomplished baroque flautist and is easily persuaded to illustrate her lectures with live music!