Join our mailing list!
(Your shopping cart is empty)
American Philosophical Society
Nino Pirrotta: An Intellectual Biography: Transactions Vol. 103 Pt. 1
Anthony M. Cummings
As a scholarly discipline and doctoral-level university course, musicology (the academic study of music in its historical and anthropological contexts) is about a century old. This is the first full-scale portrait of one of musicology’s most distinguished practitioners. Nino Pirrotta (1908-98) was educated at the conservatories and universities of Palermo and Florence, but was not able to study music history systematically, so he created his own distinctive vision of the discipline. After appointments as librarian of the conservatories of Palermo and Rome, Pirrotta was named head of the music library and Professor of Music at Harvard (1956-71) and thereafter Professor of Music History at the University of Rome (1972-78). Anthony Cummings recounts the principal details of Pirrotta’s career. He analyzes and interprets Pirrotta’s writings and identifies the features that characterize the celebrated humanist. This biography serves as a consideration of the practices and disciplinary achievements of one of the core humanistic fields of enquiry and the satisfaction of the entire scholarly enterprise. Illus.
Beyond Combat: Essays in Military History in Honor of Russell F. Weigley (Transaction 97-4)
Grammatical Sketch of Chindali: The Chindali Language of Malawi: Volume 2
Astronomy in the Maya Codices: Memoirs Vol. 265
Hebrew Medical Astrology: David Ben Yom Tov, Kelal Qatan: Original Hebrew Text, Medieval Latin Translation, Modern English Translation (Transaction 95-5)
Chindali and English Dictionary with an Index to Proto-Bantu Roots: The Chindali Language of Malawi: Volume 1
Share your knowledge of this product with other customers...
Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
Become an Affiliate
Send Us Feedback
Copyright ï¿½ 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.