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Gioseffo Zarlino

Subject: Music

(1517–90). Composer and important music theorist. He worked first in his native Chioggia and from 1541 in Venice. His major treatise, Le istituzioni armoniche (1558), re-examines ...

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Alexander Rehding

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
3,706 words
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...discovery had a lasting effect on musical thought. The important sixteenth-century Venetian music theorist Gioseffo Zarlino ( Le istituzioni harmoniche [Venice 1558 ]) viewed the ratios between 1 and 6 as musically significant, and he built his music-theoretical principle, the senario , on the resulting intervals between these numbers. The eighteenth-century French musician Jean-Philippe Rameau, in turn, built his theories partly on Zarlino’s principles, but he moved these onto an acoustical basis (in his concept of the corps sonore , first formulated...

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Edward A. Lippman

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
7,901 words

...growing interest in expression, which was motivated chiefly by an increasing concern with the text, upset the balance of this ars perfecta . Aesthetics appears in the writings of the leading musical theorists around the middle of the century—Glearanus, Nicola Vicentino, and Gioseffo Zarlino. Established rules are relaxed in favor of the expression (or “imitation”) of the concepts and affects represented by the words, and authority for the innovations is found in ancient Greek writings, notably those of Plato and Aristotle. The object of the musical imitation...

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
10,420 words

...interest in expression, which was motivated chiefly by an increasing concern with the text, upset the balance of this ars perfecta . Aesthetics appears in the writings of the leading musical theorists around the middle of the century— Glearanus , Nicola Vicentino , and Gioseffo Zarlino . Established rules are relaxed in favor of the expression (or “imitation”) of the concepts and affects represented by the words, and authority for the innovations is found in ancient Greek writings, notably those of Plato and Aristotle . The object of the musical imitation...

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