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Temperament :how music became a battleground for the great minds of Western civilization

by Stuart Isacoff

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Published by Vintage in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Musical temperament,
  • Musical intervals and scales,
  • Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementStuart Isacoff.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3809 .I83 2001
    The Physical Object
    Pagination277 p. :
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22595228M
    ISBN 100375703306
    OCLC/WorldCa51602637

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