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Dialogue on ancient and modern music

Author: Vincenzo Galilei; Claude V Palisca
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Series: Music theory translation series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vincenzo Galilei, the father of the astronomer Galileo, was a guiding light of the Florentine Camerata. His Dialogue on Ancient and Modern Music, published in 1581 or 1582 and now translated into English for the first time, was among the most influential music treatises of his era." "Galilei is best known for his rejection of modern polyphonic music in favor of Greek monophonic song.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincenzo Galilei; Claude V Palisca
ISBN: 0300090455 9780300090451
OCLC Number: 50906302
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: lxix, 390 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The tuning question --
The ancient and modern tonal systems --
Critique of counterpoint --
Ancient musical practice --
Ancient and modern instruments and instrumental practice.
Series Title: Music theory translation series.
Other Titles: Dialogo della musica antica et della moderna.
Responsibility: Vincenzo Galilei ; translated, with introduction and notes, by Claude V. Palisca.

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