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The science of music

Author: Robin Maconie
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Auckland [N.Z.] : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Apart from providing an outlet for human emotions, does music have a use? Is a Mozart symphony intelligent, and is music a language? If so, what does it say and how does it say it? In this perceptive and revolutionary sequel to The Concept of Music, Robin Maconie teases out the musical science underlying subjects as diverse as Pythagoras's theorem, Plato's city state, mysteries of religion, myth, and folklore,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Maconie
ISBN: 0198166486 9780198166481 9786610765089 6610765081
OCLC Number: 35548978
Notes: Author is a New Zealander.
Description: xiii, 216 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Contents: Intermittency --
Pitch --
Discriminations --
Consciousness --
Speech --
Doubt --
Naming Names --
Unison --
Number --
Organization --
Temperament --
Melos --
Ratio --
Instruments --
Death and Transfiguration --
Discourse --
Envoi.
Responsibility: Robin Maconie.
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