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Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg

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How music has influenced mathematics, physics, and astronomy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century Music is filled with mathematical elements, the works of Bach are often said to possess a math-like logic, and Igor Stravinsky said "musical form is close to mathematics," while Arnold Schoenberg, Iannis Xenakis, and Karlheinz Stockhausen went further, writing music explicitly based on mathematical principles. Yet Eli Maor argues that music has influenced math at least as much as math has influenced music. Starting with ...

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Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg
2020, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691202969

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Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg
2018, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691176901

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