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Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Lewis Lockwood


Based on documentary and archival research, this book provides a study of the rise of music at a vital center of Italian Renaissance culture, focusing on the patrons and musicians whose efforts gave Ferrara a primary role in European music during the 15th century. The successive rulers of the Italian city-state, members of the Este dynasty, brought to Ferrara some of the most important composers of the period, including Guillaume Dufay, Johannes Martini, Jacob Obrecht, and Josquin Desprez. Moreover, Ferrara has long been famous as the seat of activity of three of the most important poets of th ... More

Keywords: Italian Renaissance, Ferrara, Este dynasty, Guillaume Dufay, Johannes Martini, Jacob Obrecht, Josquin Desprez, Boiardo, Ariosto, Tasso

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195378276
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lewis Lockwood, author

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Music At Ferrara In The Early Fifteenth Century

The Period of Leonello D'este (1429–50)

Borso d'Este and Ferrarese Court Culture (1450–71)

Part Two

Music At Ferrara Under Ercole I d'Este (1471–1505)

Part Three

Ferrarese Musical Repertoires and Styles in The Late Fifteenth Century