Étiqueté : cécile

Parution : John A. Rice, Saint Cecilia in the Renaissance: The Emergence of a Musical Icon, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2022

This study uncovers how Saint Cecilia came to be closely associated with music and musicians. Until the fifteenth century, Saint Cecilia was not connected with music. She was perceived as one of many virgin martyrs, with no obvious musical skills or interests. During the next two centuries, however, she inspired many musical works written in her honor and a vast number of paintings that depicted her singing or playing an instrument. In this book, John...

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