As a cultural and social practice, music intersects with early modern theories and practices of statecraft and political philosophy in significant ways. Musical harmony functioned as a symbol for the well-ordered state and ruler. Musical education was one of the means for rulers to acquire princely virtues. Lavish expenditure in music was instrumental for the construction and display of a ruler’s legitimate authority in the political arena. This paper concentrates on several case studies that constitute especially effective statements on the political relevance of music in the early modern period.

Politics: Staging Power

Vincenzo Borghetti
2024-01-01

Abstract

As a cultural and social practice, music intersects with early modern theories and practices of statecraft and political philosophy in significant ways. Musical harmony functioned as a symbol for the well-ordered state and ruler. Musical education was one of the means for rulers to acquire princely virtues. Lavish expenditure in music was instrumental for the construction and display of a ruler’s legitimate authority in the political arena. This paper concentrates on several case studies that constitute especially effective statements on the political relevance of music in the early modern period.
2024
978-1-3500-7555-9
Musica e politica nel Rinascimento
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