Music of the Spheres by Jamie James
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Music of the Spheres
By Jamie James

The Music of the Spheres

Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe 1st ed. 1993. 2nd printing 1995

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Music of the Spheres by Jamie James

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For centuries, scientists and philosophers believed that the universe was a stately, ordered mechanism, both mathematical and musical. The perceived distances between objects in the sky mirrored (and were mirrored by) the spaces between notes forming chords and scales. The smooth operation of the cosmos created a divine harmony that composers sought to capture and express. Jamie James allows readers to see how this scientific philosophy emerged, how it was shattered by changing views of the universe and the rise of Romanticism, and to what extent it survives today - if at all. From Pythagoras to Newton, Bach to Beethoven, and on to the twentieth century of Einstein, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Cage and Glass. A spellbinding examination of the interwoven fates of science and music throughout history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780387944746
ISBN-10: 0387944745
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 282
Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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