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Music of the New Lusitania: The Impact of Humanist Thought on Polyphony in Sixteenth-Century Portugal
Cosmopolitan, politically influential, and wealthy, Portugal experienced its "Golden Age" in the sixteenth century. Though science and the arts reached their apogee during this era, polyphonic music in Portugal does not ...
The Aesthetics of Motion in Musics for the Mevlana Celal ed-Din Rumi
This dissertation investigates the concept of motion as a fundamental aesthetic element in the devotional music, dance, and rituals performed in honor of the celebrated thirteenth-century Persian mystic poet and saint, the ...