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Dialogue on Ancient and Modern Music
English translation by Claude Palisca, Yale University Press, 2003
Galilei's Dialogo della musica antica et della moderna, originally written in Italian in 1581-2, is described here as "the most influential music treatise of the late 16th century". The aim of the treatise is to understannd and apply andcient Greek music theory to contemporary practice. Of great interest for early harp students is a complex passage where Galilei describes Irish harps and compares them with Italian harps and also with harpsichords. This is a Yale reprint, hardback, in grey cloth covers (no dustjacket). Includes a substantial introduction.
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First published March 2010.