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Tomlinson, Gary

Works: 95 works in 240 publications in 6 languages and 5,737 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History  Music  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: MT6, 780.15
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gary Tomlinson
Monteverdi and the end of the Renaissance by Gary Tomlinson( )
30 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combining a close study of Monteverdi's secular works with recent research on late Renaissance history, Gary Tomlinson places the composer's creative career in its broad cultural context and illuminates the state of Italian music, poetry, and ideology in
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 719 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
Source readings in music history by W. Oliver Strunk( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is a comprehensive collection of writings on music, spanning the ages from ancient Greece to the close of the twentieth century. All seven sections boast introductory essays in which the period editors present new perspectives on the music of their separate eras. A headnote for each reading provides some background on the writer and places the selection in broader musical and historical context. Finally, a master index brings together names, concepts, and musical genres from the two millennia of music history covered in the book
Metaphysical song : an essay on opera by Gary Tomlinson( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and German and held by 622 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 )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 584 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
The singing of the New World : indigenous voice in the era of European contact by Gary Tomlinson( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Singing of the New World Gary Tomlinson offers histories of ancient music long since silent: the songs of the Indians that Europeans met in the sixteenth century. Merging recent cultural history, early European accounts, archaeological findings, and rare indigenous documents for the Mexica (or Aztecs), the Incas, and the Tupinamba of lowland Brazil, Tomlinson explores the place of singing in these societies. He details the expressive and ritual ends it was expected to fulfil before and after the coming of the conquistadors. Musical practices and the cultural ends they served come alive across a spectrum that reaches from the cosmogonic geometry of Inca ritual song through the imminent sacred materiality of Mexican cantares to the intricate interconnections of singing, speaking and eating in Tupinamba cannibalism. A final chapter considers the fears mutually and repeatedly inspired by the expressive powers of American and European song."--Jacket
Listen by Joseph Kerman( Recording )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The main emphasis of [this book] is on the common-practice repertory ...-Pref. After "Fundamentals," the historical scheme goes from "Early Music"--In effect, everything before Bach and Handel, when the standard repertory begins -- to the three great periods of Western classical music: the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the twentieth century to the present. The main concern ... is European classical music and its offshoots in the United States, which remained a cultural colony of Europe for many years after [the] declaration of political independence. But [the text also] engag[es] a number of traditions outside the European classical heritage: China, Japan, Islam, and others.-Introd
Music and historical critique : selected essays by Gary Tomlinson( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 218 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
Italian secular song, 1606-1636 : a seven-volume reprint collection ( )
11 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Listen ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Source readings in music history ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published as a single volume in 1950. Published as 5 separate volumes in the 1965 edition. A single volume edition and a set of separate volumes published in 1998. The subtitles of the 1998 edition vary from the subtitles of the 1965 edition
Listen ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in Multiple languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthology of classical music selections from various periods up through the twentieth century; performed by various soloists and ensembles
Canto metafísico : un ensayo sobre la ópera by Gary Tomlinson( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Eastern Po Valley : songs ( )
5 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pisa and Siena : songs ( )
4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rome and Naples ( )
4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthology of astronomical poetry ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rinuccini, Peri, Monteverdi, and the humanist heritage of opera by Gary Alfred Tomlinson( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 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
Northwestern Italy : songs by Enrico Radesca di Foggia ... ( )
4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Tomlinson, Gary Alfred 1951-
English (106)
Italian (28)
Multiple languages (8)
Spanish (3)
German (1)
Latin (1)