ISBN-10: 0472130722

ISBN-13: 9780472130726

A Poetry exact and Free collects a hundred and fifty lyric poems via the Renaissance Italian poet Giovanni Battista Guarini in new translations, followed through the Italian originals and observation that would enlighten and interact either students and basic readers.  Guarini’s madrigals supply perception into northern Italian courtroom tradition of the past due Renaissance, whilst poetry and tune have been loved as better half arts. 1000s of composers of Guarini’s day set his lyric poems to song. basically recognized this day of their vocal settings, so much famously these of Claudio Monteverdi, the poems benefit appreciation of their personal right.

This quantity is geared up into ten sections, grouping the madrigals round topics akin to the soreness of ardour, the asymmetry of wish, the incursions of jealousy, and the potential for mutual bliss. Nicholas R. Jones renders Guarini’s poetry into obtainable modern English verse that however remains actual to the substance and type of the unique texts, reflecting their roots within the Petrarchan poetic culture and exhibiting the emotion and musicality that made those lyrics so well known from the beginning. A noticeable creation presents cultural context for the madrigals and their musical settings; short commentaries stick with each one translation to light up elements of poetic and rhetorical craft. an intensive appendix lists the madrigal compositions that set those lyrics for vocal performance.

The publication fills a huge hole within the scholarship on Guarini’s literary legacy. it is going to attract students of literature, Renaissance reviews, and musicology, early-music performers, and basic readers drawn to poetry and classical music.

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