LYRYC POETRY did not acquire the status of a distinct genre (Lat.genus, forma, species) until the second half of the XVIth century.We will try to describe and analyze the birth of an "idea" of lyric poetry in literary cristicism, musical theory and criticism:we will try to distinguish and interrelate the multiple intellectual traditions of the century and to propose a study that cross over the boundaries of accepted disciplines. We adhere to the research program of P.O. Kristeller, who proposed "to coordinate a few facts well known to musical historians with others primarily Konwn to students of the history of literature, philosophy and education". Particularly, our study of the birth of the idea of lyric poetry will consider the following traditions: a)modern Aristotelianism and the speculation about the so called "missing genres" in Aristotle's Poetics;b) the Neoplatonic and Hermetic tradition in the Renaissance and the speculation about the nature and psychagogic effects of ancient Orphic hymns and verses; c) the rich tradition of books on speculative and practical music in the XVIth c.and its ideal of the union of music and language, partly based in the rereading of ancient sources (mainly Aristotle, Plato, Plutarch and the "auctores musicae Graeci"; d) the project to repristinate the dignity of ancient music and poetry in modern practice though the imitation of a reconstructed modal ethos.
|Effective start/end date||19/12/00 → 19/12/03|
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