La dimensione musicale dei trovatori

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Synthesis on the musical aspects of the lyric of the troubadours, concerning the poetic text more closely. After an introductory paragraph on the disciplinary split between philology and musicology and its consequences on the hermeneutic level (§ 1), the written tradition of troubadour melodies is presented: musical songbooks and traces, indirect and latent tradition (§ 2). We then discuss the conception of sonum among the troubadours and the question of musical authorship, the function of the musical structure of the strophe (cantus divisio) and its impact on metric and textual interpretation (§ 3). Finally, some general issues about the relationship between music and text in the various poetic genres are considered, including that of melodic reuse (§ 4).
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1-37
Number of pages37
JournalLecturae Tropatorum
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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