Monday, November 24, 2014
A Primer for Music in Classical Education
"Discovering the Cosmology of Bach" - On Being with Krista Tippett
This interview provides an excellent primer for what Musicologists and Classics Scholars understand about the pivotal role of the Science of Music prior to the 19th century.
Princeton Computer Science Professor, Bernard Chazelle provides in laymans terms how J.S. Bach and other composers sought to discover the underlying order to the Cosmos. - Hearkening back to the original aim of Pythagoras and the birth of Music Theory.
Bernard Chazelle is Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences. He's authored an extensive collection of essays on music for A Tiny Revolution."