Download PDF by Thomas J. Mathiesen: Apollo's Lyre: Greek Music and Music Theory in Antiquity and

By Thomas J. Mathiesen

ISBN-10: 0803230796

ISBN-13: 9780803230798

Historical Greek tune and track idea has involved students for hundreds of years not just as a result of its intrinsic curiosity as part of old Greek tradition but in addition as the Greeks’ grand inspiration of track has persisted to stimulate musical imaginations to the current day. in contrast to prior remedies of the topic, Apollo’s Lyre is aimed mostly on the reader attracted to the musical typologies, the musical tools, and particularly the ancient improvement of track conception and its transmission in the course of the center Ages.
The simple procedure and scope of the examine are set out in a initial bankruptcy, by way of chapters focusing on the position of tune in Greek society, musical typology, organology, and function perform. the following chapters are dedicated to the track idea itself, because it built in 3 phases: within the treatises of Aristoxenus and the Sectio canonis throughout the interval of revival within the moment century C.E. and in past due antiquity. every one theorist and treatise is taken into account individually yet continually in the context of the rising traditions. the idea presents a remarkably whole and coherent process for explaining and studying musical phenomena, and loads of its conceptual framework, in addition to a lot of its terminology, used to be borrowed and tailored by way of medieval Latin, Byzantine, and Arabic tune theorists, a legacy reviewed within the ultimate bankruptcy. Transcriptions and analyses of a few of the extra entire items of Greek tune preserved on papyrus or stone, or in manuscript, are built-in with a attention of the musicopoetic kinds themselves. The ebook concludes with a finished bibliography for the sector, updating and increasing the author’s previous Bibliography of assets for the research of historical Greek track.

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Warum sollten nicht Menschen aus dem Publikum - wenn schon nicht Bach -, wenn sie Bachs Hirten musizieren hörten und Hallers Gedicht kannten, solchen Gedanken nachgehangen haben, wie sie Salomon Geßner über seine Idyllen formulierte? « (zit. Schneider, S. 3. Ist eine Passions-Pastorale möglich? Die Eröffnung derJohannes-Passion Die geistliche Pastorale, ein Traditionsstück der Christgeburts-Feier - festlich, freudig, friedlich. Eine Pastorale aber zum Tode Christi, einem Ereignis ohne jeden Frieden, voller Unruhe, Qual und Schmerz: Unmöglich?

Tristram Shandy; Bd. VIII, Kap. 1, Ausg. München 1967, S. 533) Wie schon mehrfach deutlich wurde, ist auch unser Hauptgegenstand, die Musik, tief in die Argumentationslogik um Natur und Natürlichkeit und ihre Problematik verstrickt. Telemann kritisiert bereits 1722 »Kunst ohne Naturell«, also Kunstfertigkeit ohne Anlage und Begabung. (Mattheson 1722, S. « (Brief an]. G. Walther; zit. Telemann 1981, S. 151) 1740 rühmt er sich, daß in seinen Triosonaten auch »der Baß in natürlicher Melodie [...

Wichtig hieran ist zweierlei: Einmal geht, wie erwähnt, die Hirtenmusik der Weihnachtsoratorien auf wirkliche Hirtenmusik zurück, die pifa aus Italien, wie sie auch noch in Händels Messias genannt wird (1741). ). Zum anderen ist der Bezug der Weihnachtspastorale zur echten Hirtenmusik, also zum weltlichen Zweig der Art, nicht nur Ergebnis einer stilistischen Übernahme, sondern hat auch Züge einer bewußten Ineinsetzung von weltlichem und geistlichem Aspekt. Nicht nur gab es in vielen Ländern den Volksbrauch, daß Hirten zu Weihnachten in den Kirchen um die Krippe musizierten, sondern in der humanistischen Literatur des 16.

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