Perfect Harmony and Melting Strains: Transformations of by Cornelia Wilde,Wolfram Keller

By Cornelia Wilde,Wolfram Keller

Perfect concord and Melting traces assembles interdisciplinary essays investigating innovations of concord in the course of a transitional interval, within which the Pythagorean thought of a harmoniously ordered cosmos competed with and used to be reworked by means of new theories approximately sound - and new methods of conceptualizing the area. From the views of philosophy, literary scholarship, and musicology, the contributions ponder music's ambivalent place among mathematical abstraction and sensibility, among the metaphysics of concord and the physics of sound. Essays learn the overdue medieval and early smooth background of rules in regards to the nature of track and cosmic concord, and hint their changes in early glossy musico-literary discourses. inside this framework, essays additional supply unique readings of vital philosophical, literary, and musicological works. This interdisciplinary quantity brings into concentration the transformation of a primary Renaissance worldview and of music's medical, theological, literary, in addition to cultural conceptions and features within the early glossy interval, and should be of curiosity to students of the classics, philosophy, musicology, in addition to literary and cultural studies.

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