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The Music of the Spheres : Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe
by Jamie James


Overview - For centuries, scientists and philosophers believed the universe was a stately; ordered mechanism - mathematical and musical. The smooth operation of the cosmos created a divine harmony (perfect, spiritual, eternal) which composers sought to capture and express.  Read more...

 
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Overview
For centuries, scientists and philosophers believed the universe was a stately; ordered mechanism - mathematical and musical. The smooth operation of the cosmos created a divine harmony (perfect, spiritual, eternal) which composers sought to capture and express. With The Music of the Spheres, readers will 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 (if at all) it survives today. From Pythagoras to Newton, Bach to Beethoven, and on into the twentieth century, it is a spellbinding examination of the interwoven fates of science and music throughout history.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780387944746
  • ISBN-10: 0387944745
  • Publisher: Copernicus Books
  • Publish Date: June 1995
  • Page Count: 264
  • Dimensions: 9.31 x 6.21 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds


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