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Stefan Hagel - Ancient Greek Music: A New Technical History - 9781316610893 - V9781316610893
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Ancient Greek Music: A New Technical History

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Description for Ancient Greek Music: A New Technical History Paperback. This book offers a fundamental reworking of the history of the development of Greek music from the classical period to Roman times. Num Pages: 506 pages, 12 tables. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; ACG; AVA; HBJD; HBLA1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 156 x 229 x 31. Weight in Grams: 734.
This book endeavours to pinpoint the relations between musical, and especially instrumental, practice and the evolving conceptions of pitch systems. It traces the development of ancient melodic notation from reconstructed origins, through various adaptations necessitated by changing musical styles and newly invented instruments, to its final canonical form. It thus emerges how closely ancient harmonic theory depended on the culturally dominant instruments, the lyre and the aulos. These threads are followed down to late antiquity, when details recorded by Ptolemy permit an exceptionally clear view. Dr Hagel discusses the textual and pictorial evidence, introducing mathematical approaches wherever feasible, but also ... Read more

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About Stefan Hagel
Stefan Hagel is currently engaged in research on ancient music at the Kommission fur Antike Literatur of the Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. His interests focus on ancient Greek music and metre, including reconstructions of ancient instruments and performance techniques. He also creates dedicated software for scholarly purposes and his Classical Text Editor received the European Academic Software Award. Previous books ... Read more

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'This is a stunning achievement, and when scholars have had time to absorb its contents the study of Greek music and musical theory will never be the same again ... Its innovative, complex and multi-faceted methodology may be beyond what most others can hope to emulate at this level of sophistication, but once they have seen it in action no ... Read more

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