Music and Musicians in Ancient Greece

Music and Musicians in Ancient Greece

by Warren D. Anderson
     
 

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My chief concern here is with the ways in which lyre and kithara, aulos and harp and percussion--sounding alone or joined with the human voice--had a place in Greek life.

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My chief concern here is with the ways in which lyre and kithara, aulos and harp and percussion--sounding alone or joined with the human voice--had a place in Greek life.

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Focusing on the 5th century BC but paying more attention than other treatments to earlier centuries, conjectures about ancient Greek musicians, their place in society, their religions, their string and wind instruments, the scale systems they used, and the music they played. Draws on visual and textual evidence, including the rare surviving fragments of notation. Also cites seven recordings of ancient Greek music. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780801430831
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
03/30/1995
Series:
10/10/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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