|Author||: Jamie James|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Total Pages||: 292|
|Rating||: 4/5 (746 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Music of the Spheres written by Jamie James and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 1995-06 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.