Title: Meantone is Beautiful
Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Num Pages: 254 pages, fig. and tables. BIC Classification: AVA. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 210 x 140. Weight in Grams: 340. . 2002. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783906769929
Synopsis: Dieser Titel wurde im Herbst 2004 mit einer Anerkennungsurkunde der Stiftung ?Kreatives Alter? ausgezeichnet.
On organs, harmonicas, and music synthesizers, the old quarter-comma meantone tuning system yields chords which are more beautiful than those of the equal temperament favoured today. That is true not only for music of the 16th and 17th centuries, but also for light music of our times. This book attempts to define the beauty of the quarter-comma meantone temperament by means of scientific arguments, at a level also understandable by non-scientists. A highlight of the book is the description of new experiments and theories concerning the sensory consonance or dissonance of musical two-tones.
This English translation is based on the third edition of the German original.
About the Author: The Author: Reinhart Frosch (born 1935) studied Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and at Basel University. He then worked at Stanford University (California), at the CERN (Geneva), and at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland). From 1990 to 2000 he lectured on the physics of music at the ETH Zurich.
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