Remi Chiu's Plague and Music in the Renaissance is a significant achievement in the study of early modern music, expanding our understanding of music, health, disease, and medicine, while demonstrating how music making during the period's virulent outbreaks of plague reveals the complexities of Renaissance beliefs about music and medicine. Displaying an impressive command of interdisciplinary primary and secondary sources, Chiu explores the symbiotic relationship of early modern medicine and music in order to show how music was viewed by early modern thinkers as both implicitly and explicitly participating in healing, thereby serving as an important curative for the survival of individuals and communities affected by the pandemic.1 Chiu includes...

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