Polymath of the Baroque: Agostino Steffani and His Music

Oxford University Press
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This is the first book to consider all aspects of the life of Agostino Steffani (1654-1728), a composer, diplomat, and bishop. A remarkable figure of the late 17th and early 18th century Europe, Steffani began his career as a composer, musician, and courtier, but his accomplishments brought him high-level positions in the courts of Germany and the Catholic Church. Throughout his diplomatic and ecclesiatical career, Steffani continued to compose chamber music, vocal chamber music, operas, and sacred music--works which inspired Handel and other Baroque composers.
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About the author

Colin Timms is Peyton and Barber Professor of Music at the University of Birmingham, UK.
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Oxford University Press
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Published on
Oct 23, 2003
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Pages
440
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ISBN
9780195348279
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Biography & Autobiography / Music
Music / Genres & Styles / Classical
Music / History & Criticism
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