The arrival of Margaret of Parma in Abruzzi in 1569 and her subsequent settlement in Aquila, where she became the permanent governor in 1572, breathed new life into a territory in decline, especially after having suffered harsh repression from the Spanish government in 1529. The local community’s expectations of regaining prestige thanks to such a distinguished presence resulted in a state of permanent euphoria, marked by ceremonial entrances and various entertainments where music always played a significant role. Analysis of the context led to the identification of new works, including two five-voice madrigals composed for ‘Madama’s’ arrivals in Aquila in 1569 and 1572 respectively, and also revealed interesting artistic and professional interactions between the court chapel and some musicians active in the area.

The Sunset and the Sunrise: Margaret of Parma in Aquila and Her Dominions in Abruzzi / Zimei, F. - In: JOURNAL OF THE ALAMIRE FOUNDATION. - ISSN 2032-5371. - STAMPA. - 16:1(2024), pp. 65-108. [10.1484/J.JAF.5.137254]

The Sunset and the Sunrise: Margaret of Parma in Aquila and Her Dominions in Abruzzi

ZIMEI F
2024-01-01

Abstract

The arrival of Margaret of Parma in Abruzzi in 1569 and her subsequent settlement in Aquila, where she became the permanent governor in 1572, breathed new life into a territory in decline, especially after having suffered harsh repression from the Spanish government in 1529. The local community’s expectations of regaining prestige thanks to such a distinguished presence resulted in a state of permanent euphoria, marked by ceremonial entrances and various entertainments where music always played a significant role. Analysis of the context led to the identification of new works, including two five-voice madrigals composed for ‘Madama’s’ arrivals in Aquila in 1569 and 1572 respectively, and also revealed interesting artistic and professional interactions between the court chapel and some musicians active in the area.
2024
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Zimei, F
The Sunset and the Sunrise: Margaret of Parma in Aquila and Her Dominions in Abruzzi / Zimei, F. - In: JOURNAL OF THE ALAMIRE FOUNDATION. - ISSN 2032-5371. - STAMPA. - 16:1(2024), pp. 65-108. [10.1484/J.JAF.5.137254]
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