Start Date

25-4-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2022 12:00 PM

Disciplines

Cultural History | European History | History | Medieval History

Subjects

Music -- 16th century -- History and criticism, Music -- Italy -- Ferrara -- 16th century -- History and criticism

Abstract

During the late Renaissance period, musical advancement and development thrived in the courts of dukes around Italy. However, in Ferrara around 1580, a group of women began to gain unprecedented attention for their court performances and dedication to music. Interestingly, this region was also home to a prolific group of cloistered musicians. This paper explores the impact that the Ferrarese madrigal singers would have on the future of music professions for women of all social classes, as well as the relationship of court music to religious music in a time where life as a whole was becoming more secular.

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© 2022 Ella Yarris

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37790

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Apr 25th, 9:00 AM Apr 25th, 12:00 PM

Paving the Way: Women in Music at Ferrara, Italy During the Late 1500s

During the late Renaissance period, musical advancement and development thrived in the courts of dukes around Italy. However, in Ferrara around 1580, a group of women began to gain unprecedented attention for their court performances and dedication to music. Interestingly, this region was also home to a prolific group of cloistered musicians. This paper explores the impact that the Ferrarese madrigal singers would have on the future of music professions for women of all social classes, as well as the relationship of court music to religious music in a time where life as a whole was becoming more secular.