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Musician's autobiography
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1. Introduction

Like artists’ autobiographies (Art theory 6.2.), musicians’ autobiographies fall within the bounds of the definition of autobiography as a genre in literary science [7. 14]. They extend to include the musical self-portraits left by troubadours (in their vidas) and composers from the late Middle Ages. The spectrum of musicians’ autobiographical writings ranges from formally prosaic professional or education curricula vitae by way of diaries, letters, and fictional autobiog…

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Busch-Salmen, Gabriele, “Musician's autobiography”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024397>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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