RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50906302 LA Translated from the Italian. T1 Dialogue on ancient and modern music A1 Galilei, Vincenzo,, Palisca, Claude V., PB Yale University Press PP New Haven YR 2003 SN 0300090455 9780300090451 AB "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. The treatise sheds new light on his importance, both as a musician who advocated a new philosophy of music history and theory based on an objective search for the truth, and as an experimental scientist who was one of the founders of modern acoustics."--BOOK JACKET.