2006

Crossing Confessional Boundaries The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

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Shortly after assuming the Saxon throne in 1656, Lutheran Elector Johann Georg II (r. 1656-80) replaced the elder Kapellmeister Heinrich Schütz with younger Italian Catholic composers. Seemingly overnight, sacred music in the most modern Italian style, first by Vincenzo Albrici...

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