This chapter investigates the locations and modes of musical performance in the residences of the nobility in seventeenth-century Rome, indicating the differences between this period and the Renaissance. In particular, instances of music-making in the courts of princes and cardinals are identified and described, in relation to considerations of etiquette, social conventions and anthropology. This research, based on first-hand documentary research in the archives of Roman noble families, has revealed unexpected locations for music-making, which cannot always justify in terms of acoustic or aesthetic reasons. Particular attention is paid to the places where instruments were stored, as recorded in inventories, and their typology.

Spaces for Musical Performance in Seventeenth-Century Roman Residences

MORELLI, ARNALDO
2012-01-01

Abstract

This chapter investigates the locations and modes of musical performance in the residences of the nobility in seventeenth-century Rome, indicating the differences between this period and the Renaissance. In particular, instances of music-making in the courts of princes and cardinals are identified and described, in relation to considerations of etiquette, social conventions and anthropology. This research, based on first-hand documentary research in the archives of Roman noble families, has revealed unexpected locations for music-making, which cannot always justify in terms of acoustic or aesthetic reasons. Particular attention is paid to the places where instruments were stored, as recorded in inventories, and their typology.
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