Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539-1572)

Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539-1572)

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Venetian music print culture of the mid-sixteenth century is presented here through a study of the Scotto press, one of the foremost dynastic music publishers of the Renaissance. For over a century, the house of Scotto played a pivotal role in the international book trade, publishing in a variety of fields including philosophy, medicine, religion, and music. This book examines the mercantile activities of the firm through both a historical study, which illuminates the wide world of the Venetian music printing industry, and a catalog, which details the music editions brought out by the firm during its most productive period. A valuable reference work, this book not only enhances our understanding of the socioeconomic and cultural history of Renaissance Venice, it also helps to preserve our knowledge of a vast musical repertory.Signatures assisted the printer in assembling the book by enabling him to identify the order of the gatherings and the correct way to fold them. Since books were shipped and sold in unbound gatherings, signatures and signature titles alsoanbsp;...

Title:Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539-1572)
Author:Jane A. Bernstein
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 1998-09-30


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