Frottola


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Frottola

 

a poetic form, usually amorous or lyrical in content and similar to the ballad and the villancico; also, a polyphonic secular song set to the words of such a poem.

The frottola was popular in Italy in the 15th and early 16th centuries. The music was written in a major key and was characterized by dance rhythms and clear structure. Frottole were written for four voices, with the upper voice leading; the other parts could apparently be taken by instruments.

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626) depictions of worldly music among the intarsia panels and protective covers designed by Lorenzo Lotto in the choir of Bergamo's basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (completed in 1531)--and deciphering the puzzling texted music notated in the panel under the organ loft as an allegoric distortion of the moralizing frottola "La virtu se vol seguire.
We also heard the premiere of Julian Philips' busy, testing and organically unified Love Songs of Amy Lowell, and Sonnet III "Alla Luna" by the eminent Lithuanian composer Zita Bruzaite, clearly and simply structured, Howells' radiant soprano joined by deft oboist Helen Barker in the evocation of a medieval Italian frottola as Watkins continued to supply well-weighted accompaniments coloured by a composer's empathy.
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Isabella d'Este and Lucrezia Borgia as Patrons of Music: The Frottola at Mantua and Ferrara.
Following on from work concentrating on female patronage in the fields of musicology and art history, found, for instance, in the publications of William Prizer and Cynthia Lawrence, Kelley Harness examines the women's use of music, spectacles, theatre, and art in order to validate and reinforce their position (William Prizer, "Isabella d'Este and Lucrezia Borgia as Patrons of Music: The Frottola at Mantua and Ferrara," Journal of the American Musicological Society 38 (1985): 1-33; Cynthia Lawrence, ed.
While most of the chansons and motets appear in other sources, eleven of the forty-five Italian pieces are unica, which makes the manuscript an important source of Italian-texted works at a moment of stylistic transition between the frottola and the emergence of the madrigal around 1525.
Nel teatro in volgare, si affermarono la commedia e la tragedia classiciste, cioe modellate sugli esempi greci e latini, e caddero in discredito la sacra rappresentazione, le forme di teatro profano allora ispirato anch'esso ai modi della sacra rappresentazione (si pensi, ad esempio, all'Orfeo di Poliziano, o al Cefalo di Niccolo da Correggio, o alle due commedie di Iacopo Nardi), e il gliommero, genere teatrale napoletano affine alla frottola.
7) Einstein's heavily annotated copy of the Vogel catalog is one of the treasures that specialists in the Italian madrigal and frottola consider in the "must see" category when they visit Berkeley.
The first foal by Falbrav, pictured here with proud mum Frottola, was born at Fittocks Stud last week
There are similarities with the frottola, or "tall tale," Rime 105, in which the narrator both ceases and continues to love:
A frottola by Tromboncino offered soprano Julia Gooding a chance to display expressively virtuosic talents, as did the bass Robert McDonald in Schutz's wonderfully poignant Fili mi, Absalom.
Petrucci gradually began to explore other repertoires, such as motets, masses by well-known members of the Josquin generation, homegrown Italian genres of the frottola and lauda, and instrumental music.