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By William Manchester

MacArthur, the general public determine, the personal guy, the soldier-hero whose secret and allure created a uniquely American legend, portrayed in a super biography that may problem the adored myths of admirers and critics alike.

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2, 485; (R/1935), 735. 24 Ibidem, 509; (R/1935), 751. 25 After Andrew Kirkman, ‘From Humanism to Enlightenment: Reinventing Josquin’, in JM 17 (1999), 441–458, at 446. 26 Geschichte der europäisch-abendländischen oder unsrer heutigen Musik (Leipzig 1834), 57. 41 josquin des prez and his musical legacy The American musicologist Richard Taruskin devotes the fourteenth chapter of the first volume of The Oxford History of Western Music (2005) to the composer. Drawing on Osthoff, he writes: Josquin was the first composer to interest his contemporaries and (especially) his posterity as a personality.

The first major monograph on the composer, written by Helmuth Osthoff, appeared in 1962–1965. In the first volume of Josquin Desprez, the author explores, among other things, the composer’s personality and the many testimonies to Josquin’s posthumous fame. Regarding his personality, Osthoff writes: Josquin is the first great composer to whose personality anecdotes became attached, and none thereof proved to be more tenacious than the famous story of how he once made the French king fulfil his promise of remuneration.

In 1545, Tylman Susato published his famous Septiesme livre in Antwerp. ” Ten years later, the Parisians Adrian le Roy and Robert Ballard published a book of four-, five- and six-voice motets by Josquin. From the outset, the title proclaims the composer to be “praestantissimus” – the most superior. This book has a long Latin dedication to the Parisian magistrate Jacques Aubry, whom Le Roy wishes to reward, for his magnanimity and benevolence, by republishing works of the man that can be called the father of music, just as Homer is the father of poetry.

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