Greek Views of Music: Source Readings in Music History / Edition 1

Greek Views of Music: Source Readings in Music History / Edition 1

by Thomas J. Mathiesen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393966941

ISBN-13: 9780393966947

Pub. Date: 09/17/1997

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

How did the ancient Greeks regard music? In many different ways, as the readings in Greek Views of Music reveal.
This collection presents three entire treaties, as well as excerpted writings on music by Plato, Aristotle, and others. Included is the first English translation of Gaudentius's complete Harmonic Introduction, prepared by the volume's editor, Thomas J.…  See more details below

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How did the ancient Greeks regard music? In many different ways, as the readings in Greek Views of Music reveal.
This collection presents three entire treaties, as well as excerpted writings on music by Plato, Aristotle, and others. Included is the first English translation of Gaudentius's complete Harmonic Introduction, prepared by the volume's editor, Thomas J. Mathieson, who also revised the other translations in light of recent scholarship. These selections not only illuminate Greek thinking about music, they also help us understand ideas about music set forth by medieval and Renaissance writers and theorists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393966947
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/17/1997
Series:
Source Readings in Music History
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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