Ancient Views on the Natural World

Ancient Voices: Views on Music by Ancient and Medieval Writers
Ancient Views on the Natural World

This volume contains a fascinating collection of observations by ancient writers as they were attempting to understand Music in its relationship with the world around them. The book begins with a discussion of Pythagoras (570-495 BC) who perceived a kinship between Music and astronomy, mathematics and physical therapy. One also reads from remote times the question of whether musicians are born or made, whether music is genetic and if geography influences musical perspective.

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