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

Jane A. Bernstein


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 an 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 du ... More

Keywords: Venetian music, Scotto press, Renaissance music, philosophy, medicine, religion, music printing industry, print culture, music editions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195102314
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane A. Bernstein, author
Tufts University

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