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Music and the Moderni, 1300–1350: The Ars Nova in Theory and Practice by Karen Desmond

Music and the Moderni, 1300–1350: The Ars Nova in Theory and Practice by Karen Desmond Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-music-theory/article-pdf/64/2/293/834973/0640293.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 Karen Desmond Music and the Moderni, 1300–1350: The Ars Nova in Theory and Practice Cambridge University Press, 2018: xxiii + 300 pp. ($99.99) Philippa Ovenden In the early fourteenth century the music theorist and astronomer Jean des Murs theorized a new way of writing musical notes, which he justified in accordance with contemporary scholastic ideas about the organization of time. Some years after des Murs completed his work, a critic named Jacobus wrote the Speculum musicae, the most substantial medieval treatise about music. Attacking des Murs, Jacobus engaged with a substantial body of p - hilo sophical and music-theoretical sources to expose what he deemed t-he defi ciencies of this new art—the ars n. H ovae recommended a return to the older, simpler, and in his view more refined ars antiqua style. What was the early fourteenth-century phenomenon prevalent i - n north ern France known as the ars nova that Jacobus so despised? In Music and the Moderni, 1300–1350, Karen Desmond examines this question from a variety of perspectives, drawing on theoretical sources, musical repertoir-e, philo sophical writings, and visual culture. For Desmond, the ar i s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Music Theory Duke University Press

Music and the Moderni, 1300–1350: The Ars Nova in Theory and Practice by Karen Desmond

Journal of Music Theory , Volume 64 (2) – Oct 1, 2020

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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-music-theory/article-pdf/64/2/293/834973/0640293.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 Karen Desmond Music and the Moderni, 1300–1350: The Ars Nova in Theory and Practice Cambridge University Press, 2018: xxiii + 300 pp. ($99.99) Philippa Ovenden In the early fourteenth century the music theorist and astronomer Jean des Murs theorized a new way of writing musical notes, which he justified in accordance with contemporary scholastic ideas about the organization of time. Some years after des Murs completed his work, a critic named Jacobus wrote the Speculum musicae, the most substantial medieval treatise about music. Attacking des Murs, Jacobus engaged with a substantial body of p - hilo sophical and music-theoretical sources to expose what he deemed t-he defi ciencies of this new art—the ars n. H ovae recommended a return to the older, simpler, and in his view more refined ars antiqua style. What was the early fourteenth-century phenomenon prevalent i - n north ern France known as the ars nova that Jacobus so despised? In Music and the Moderni, 1300–1350, Karen Desmond examines this question from a variety of perspectives, drawing on theoretical sources, musical repertoir-e, philo sophical writings, and visual culture. For Desmond, the ar i s

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Journal of Music TheoryDuke University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2020

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