Greek Reflections on the Nature of Music

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Flora Levin explores how and why music was so important to the ancient Greeks. She examines the distinctions that they drew between the theory of music as an art ruled by number and the theory wherein number is held to be ruled by the art of music. These perspectives generated more expansive theories, particularly the idea that the cosmos is a mirror-image of music's structural elements and, conversely, that music by virtue of its cosmic elements - time, motion, and the continuum - is itself a mirror-image of the cosmos. ...

Greek Reflections on the Nature of Music 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107459878

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Greek Reflections on the Nature of Music 2009, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521518901

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