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Tomlinson, Gary

Works: 105 works in 349 publications in 6 languages and 8,397 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Instrumental music  Vocal music  Scores  Songs  Sources  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: MT6, 780.15
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Most widely held works by Gary Tomlinson
Monteverdi and the end of the Renaissance by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En gennemgang af Claudio Monteverdis værker, også set i relation til tiden og samfundet
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical and historical data are introduced in order to point up aesthetic qualities of actual pieces of music. Each of the main chapters begins with a general stylistic overview of the broad historical period in question; this serves as a conceptual focus for understanding the music that follows. Short picture essays convey some aspects of cultural history which can stir the students' interest and perhaps also stimulate their musical response
Metaphysical song : an essay on opera by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "connects opera to shifting visions of metaphysics and selfhood across the last four hundred years."--Cover
Music in renaissance magic : toward a historiography of others by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magic enjoyed a vigorous revival in sixteenth-century Europe, attaining a prestige it had not held for over a millenium and becoming, for some, a kind of universal philosophy. Renaissance music also suggested a form of universal knowledge through revived interest in two ancient themes: the Pythagorean and Platonic "harmony of the celestial spheres" and the legendary effects of the music of bards like Orpheus, Arion, and David. In this climate, Renaissance philosophers drew many new and provocative connections between music and the occult sciences." "In Music in Renaissance Magic, Gary Tomlinson describes some of these connections and offers a fresh view of the development of early modern thought in Italy. He focuses on a period roughly between the lifetimes of two key figures: the philosopher, magician, and musician Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) and the philosopher Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639). Under Ficino's influence, other philosophers gave special prominence to music, while music theorists sought to explain music's astrological and magical qualities." "Tomlinson details new links forged between cosmology and musical technique around 1500, against the background of a burgeoning familiarity with ancient thought in late fifteenth-century Europe. He also offers an original interpretation of Ficino's astrological songs and characterizes the widespread diffusion of Ficino's musical epistemology in the century after his death; analyzes the presence of music in early modern mysticism; and, with examples from Monteverdi, isolates magical and nonmagical premises reflected in musical expression around 1600." "Tomlinson pursues these topics both on the subjective plane of hermeneutic history and at the buried level of Michel Foucault's archaeology. From this fusion of approaches emerges a historiography sensitive to the intentions of the historical protagonists as well as to the discourses that helped shape their ideas. This study also broadens the customary purview of musicological studies, thus raising issues essential to postmodern historiography issues of cultural distance and our relationship to the others we encounter in our constructions of the past."--Jacket
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Recording )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main emphasis of [this book] is on the common-practice repertory ...-Pref. The main concern of this book is European classical music and its offshoots in the United States, which remained a cultural colony of Europe for many years after our declaration of political independence.-Introd
A million years of music : the emergence of human modernity by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the origin of music? In the last few decades this centuries-old puzzle has been reinvigorated by new archaeological evidence and developments in the fields of cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary theory. In this path-breaking book, renowned musicologist Gary Tomlinson draws from these areas to construct a new narrative for the emergence of human music. Starting at a period of human prehistory long before Homo sapiens or music existed, Tomlinson describes the incremental attainments that, by changing the communication and society of prehuman species, laid the foundation for musical behaviors in more recent times. He traces in Neandertals and early sapiens the accumulation and development of these capacities, and he details their coalescence into modern musical behavior across the last hundred millennia. But 'A Million Years of Music' is not about music alone. Tomlinson builds a model of human evolution that revises our understanding of the interaction of biology and culture across evolutionary time-scales, challenging and enriching current models of our deep history.0As he tells his story, he draws in other emerging human traits: language, symbolism, a metaphysical imagination and the ritual it gives rise to, complex social structure, and the use of advanced technologies. Tomlinson's model of evolution allows him to account for much of what makes us a unique species in the world today and provides a new way of understanding the appearance of humanity in its modern form
Music and historical critique : selected essays by Gary Tomlinson( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a collection of the author's studies on critical musicology. This collection gathers essays and lectures, along with an introduction outlining the context of the contributions and commenting on their aims and significance. It provides retrospective view of his achievements in bringing to musicological discourse the experiences of past
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian secular song, 1606-1636 : a seven-volume reprint collection( )

7 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rinuccini, Peri, Monteverdi, and the humanist heritage of opera by Gary Tomlinson( )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance musical humanism, defined either as an interest in ancient music or as a general fascination with the relationship of music to the text it sets, has long been viewed as a most influential cultural force behind the birth of opera around 1600. But the humanist bases of the new genre are not so narrowly circumscribed as this. The first opera that has come down to us, L'Euridice of the poet Ottavio Rinuccini and the musician Jacopo Peri, manifests in its nature and in the circumstances of its creation humanist values and conceptions of the most fundamental sort
The Eastern Po Valley : songs( )

5 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in Latin and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence : songs( )

3 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pisa and Siena : songs by Antonio Brunelli( )

4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian secular song 1606-1636 : a seven-volume reprint collection( )

9 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of astronomical poetry( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Gary Tomlinson Amerikaans musicoloog

Tomlinson, Gary Alfred 1951-

Гари Томлинсон

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