Hildegard of Bingen and Musical Reception

Hildegard of Bingen and Musical Reception

The Modern Revival of a Medieval Composer

Bain, Jennifer (Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Hildegard of Bingen has attracted interest ever since her death in 1179. In this book Jennifer Bain traces the reception of Hildegard, focusing particularly on the modern era. This book will appeal to those interested in the history of reception, culture, politics and religion, and women's studies.
Introduction: O virga ac diadema: historiography of a song; 1. Forgotten? Hildegard's reception from 1179 to 1850; 2. Hildegard's increased veneration and emergence as a composer; 3. The German revival of chant; 4. Hildegard and the Kulturkampf; 5. Hildegard, tourism, and the politics of chant; Conclusion: new century, new abbey, new Hildegard.
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