Music of the Spheres Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe
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Description: The parallel histories of music and science - from celestial harmony to cosmic dissonance. For centuries, scientists and philosophers believed that the universe was a stately, ordered mechanism, mathematical and musical. The perceived distances between objects in the sky mirrored (and were mirrored by) the spaces between notes that formed chords and scales. The smooth operation of the cosmos created a divine harmony that composers sought to capture. With The Music of the Spheres, readers will see how this scientific philosophy emerged, how it was shattered by changing views of the universe and the rise of Romanticism, and to what extent it survives today. From Pythagoras to Newton, Bach to Beethoven, and on into the twentieth century of Einstein, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Cage, and Glass, this is a spellbinding examination of the interwoven fates of science and music throughout history.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publication date: 6/1/1995
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|The Great Theme|
|Pythagoras, the Master|
|Plato and the World Soul|
|"The Key to the Universe"|
|The Renaissance Musici|
|The Music of the Spheres and the Birth of the Opera|
|The Hermetic Tradition|
|Newton and The Magic Flute|
|The Romantic Anomaly|
|Schoenberg and the Revival of the Great Theme|
|Into the Future|