In the shade of the laurel: music and culture in Florence, 1530-1570
Philippe Canguilhem is Professor of Musicology at the University of Toulouse (France). His work focuses on Italian music in the 16th century, with special emphasis on Florentine musical life. He is also interested in improvised counterpoint in the Renaissance, and is about to publish an edition and translation of Vicente Lusitano's counterpoint treatises. He has been a fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (2005-6).
Along with articles in international journals, he has published books on Vincenzo Galilei (2001) and Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli (2003). He is currently working on a monograph about music and culture in Florence during the principate of Cosimo I.