See our copy of Zarlino's Istitutioni harmoniche on display the Montreal Museum of Fine Art!
We're excited and happy to share one of the gems from our special collections with the Montreal Museum of Fine Art for its exhibition, â€œ Splendore a Venezia: Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroque in the Serenissimaâ€, running from October 12, 2013 to January 19, 2014. This exhibitions sounds excellent! According to their website:
The book we're lending is Gioseffo Zarlino's Istitutioni harmoniche, published in Venice by Francesco de i Franceschi Senese,1573. As Claude Palisca describes, this text constitutes â€œone of the most important works of music theoryâ€ ("Zarlino," Grove Music Online).
Here's some more images from Zarlino's book: