Schriften zur Südwestdeutschen Hofmusik
Silke Leopold, Bärbel Pelker (Eds.)
Süddeutsche Hofkapellen im 18. Jahrhundert
Schriften zur Südwestdeutschen Hofmusik, Vol. 1
Since the Middle Ages, next to churches the courts have been the most important employers for professional musicians. The important role of court music in European and particularly German music history has not been reflected in the efforts made by musicological scholarship in the past. Although there are numerous studies on particular courts, comparative studies are still lacking.
This publication documents the current state of research on the most important court chapels, as well as selected smaller aristocratic chapels in southern Germany during the eighteenth century.