Ancient Greek Music: A New Technical History by Stefan Hagel PDF

By Stefan Hagel

ISBN-10: 0521517648

ISBN-13: 9780521517645

This e-book endeavours to pinpoint the kin among musical, and particularly instrumental, perform and the evolving conceptions of pitch platforms. It lines the improvement of historical melodic notation from reconstructed origins, via a variety of diversifications necessitated by way of altering musical types and newly invented tools, to its ultimate canonical shape. It hence emerges how heavily historic harmonic idea relied on the culturally dominant tools, the lyre and the aulos. those threads are all the way down to overdue antiquity, while information recorded via Ptolemy allow an extremely transparent view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial proof, introducing mathematical techniques anywhere possible, but additionally contributes to the translation of tools within the archaeological list and infrequently is ready to define the final positive factors of tools indirectly attested. The booklet could be fundamental to all these drawn to Greek tune, know-how and function tradition and the final heritage of musicology.

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