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Theorie der musischen Künste der Hellenen

Theorie der musischen Künste der Hellenen
3 Volume Set in 4 parts

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  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108061537

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About the Authors
  • Rudolf Westphal (1826─92) originally studied theology at the University of Marburg before turning to classical philology and comparative linguistics. He learnt Sanskrit and Arabic and took a keen interest in Indo-European languages and Semitic grammar. In the late 1850s and early 1860s he joined his friend and fellow philologist August Rossbach (1823–98) at the University of Breslau (Wrocław). This multi-volume work on ancient Greek metre and music resulted from their collaboration. Reissued here is the revised third edition published in four parts between 1885 and 1889. Volume 1 (1885) is devoted to rhythm while Volume 2 (1886) looks at melody and harmony. Part 1 of Volume 3 (1887) explores prosody and the distinction drawn by the philosopher Aristoxenus between singing and speaking, while Part 2 (1889) considers the historical development of different metres and analyses a number of lyrical and choral compositions in great detail.

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    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108061537
    • length: 2022 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 2.55kg
    • contains: 320 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Widmung
    1. Einleitung
    2. Rhythmus der Musik im Allgemeinen
    3. Allgemeine Taktlehre
    4. Specialle Taktlehre
    5. Das rhythmische Schema
    Alphabetisches Register. Volume 2: Vorwort
    1. Das griechische Melos im Allgemeinen
    2. Vorhistorische und historische Zeit des Melos, Homophonie, Heterophonie, Polyphonie
    3. Die Intervalle des griechischen Melos nach der Lehre des Aristoxenus
    4. Die unvollständigen und vollständigen Susteme des griechischen Melos
    5. Die Octavengattungen (Harmonien) und die Ton-Scalen thetischer Onomasie
    Nachtrag zur Intervallenlehre. Volume 3, Part 1: Vorwort
    1. Einleitung in die griechische Metrik
    2. Die Bestandtheile des sprachlichen Rhythmizomenon
    3. Verfüsse, Kola, Metra
    4. Die vier Arten der rhythmisch-metrischen Systeme
    5. Die gleichförmigen und die ungleichförmigen, synartetischen und asynartetischen Metra der ersten und der zweiten Antipatheia. Volume 3, Part 2: Vorrede zur ersten Auflage
    Aus den Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage
    Vorwort zur dritten Auflage
    Part I. Die einfachen Metra des daktylischen Rhythmengeschlechtes:
    1. Daktylen
    2. Anapäste
    Part II. Die einfachen Metren des iambischen Rhythmengeschlechtes:
    1. Trochäen
    2. Iamben
    3. Iambo-Trochäen
    4. Ionici
    Part III. Die zusammengesetzen Metra des daktylischen und iambischen Rhythmengeschlechtes:
    1. Daktylo-Trochäen
    2. Die gemischten Daktylo-Trochäen oder die logaödischen Metra
    Part IV: Die Metra des päonischen Rhythmengeschlechtes:
    1. Päonen und Dochmien

  • Authors

    August Rossbach

    Rudolf Westphal

    Hugo Gleditsch

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