he Essercizii musici: A Study of the Late Baroque Sonata

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Telemann's Essercizii musici is a seminal publication of the 1730's representative of the state of the sonata in Germany at that time. Telemann's music has been largely viewed in negative terms, presumably because of its lack of originality, with the result that the collection's content has been treated in a perfunctory manner. This thesis presents a reappraisal of the Essercizii musici based on criteria presented in Quantz's Versuch. A major source of the period, the Versuch provides an analytical framework for a deeper understanding of the sonatas that comprise Telemann's last publication. A comparison of contemporary publications of similarly titled collections establishes an historical framework for assessing the importance of the Essercizii musici as part of a tradition of publications with didactic objectives that may be traced to the late 17th century.

Creator(s): Volcansek, Frederick Wallace
Creation Date: May 2001
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2001
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Telemann's Essercizii musici is a seminal publication of the 1730's representative of the state of the sonata in Germany at that time. Telemann's music has been largely viewed in negative terms, presumably because of its lack of originality, with the result that the collection's content has been treated in a perfunctory manner. This thesis presents a reappraisal of the Essercizii musici based on criteria presented in Quantz's Versuch. A major source of the period, the Versuch provides an analytical framework for a deeper understanding of the sonatas that comprise Telemann's last publication. A comparison of contemporary publications of similarly titled collections establishes an historical framework for assessing the importance of the Essercizii musici as part of a tradition of publications with didactic objectives that may be traced to the late 17th century.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Musicology
Department: College of Music
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Keyword(s): Essercizii Musici | Telemann | sonata
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 49960862 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2772
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Volcansek, Frederick Wallace
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