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Music & Sentiment

Music & Sentiment

Why Mahler?

Why Mahler?

How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony

What if Bach and Mozart heard richer, more dramatic chords than we hear in music today? What sonorities and moods have we lost in playing music in "equal temperament"?the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standard tuning method? Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, "we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor 'black'" (Wall Street Journal).
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ISBN: 9780393334203
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Format: paperback
Published: October 17, 2008
Pages: 208
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