Le istitutioni harmoniche

Description:

This is a 1562 copy of "Le istitutioni harmoniche," one of the most influential music theory treatises written by Gioseffo Zarlino. The first edition appeared in Venice in 1558. The treatise, divided in four parts, includes theoretical and practical elements of music. The first two parts discuss philosophical, cosmological and mathematical aspects of music, Greek tonal system and tuning. The third and fourth parts cover the rules of counterpoint and modes, respectively.

This copy bears a dedication to Vicenzo Diedo. It contains a table of contents per chapter and list of corrections. Several handwritten annotations appear on the t.p. ink: "coll: cochi nuoi soc: Jesù;" "exdono Joannis Jerary;" and "Inscriptet catalog."

Creator(s): Zarlino, Gioseffo, 1517-1590.
Creation Date: 1562  
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UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Francesco Senese
Place of Publication: Venice, Italy
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1562
Description:

This is a 1562 copy of "Le istitutioni harmoniche," one of the most influential music theory treatises written by Gioseffo Zarlino. The first edition appeared in Venice in 1558. The treatise, divided in four parts, includes theoretical and practical elements of music. The first two parts discuss philosophical, cosmological and mathematical aspects of music, Greek tonal system and tuning. The third and fourth parts cover the rules of counterpoint and modes, respectively.

This copy bears a dedication to Vicenzo Diedo. It contains a table of contents per chapter and list of corrections. Several handwritten annotations appear on the t.p. ink: "coll: cochi nuoi soc: Jesù;" "exdono Joannis Jerary;" and "Inscriptet catalog."

Note:

Full title as appears in the t.p.: "Le istitutioni harmoniche del reverendo Gioseffo Zarlino da Chioggia; Nelle quali; oltra le materie appartenenti alla mvsica; si trouano diciarati molti luoghi di peti, historici, & di filosofi; si come nelleggerle si potrà chiaramente vedere."

Physical Description:

347 p. : illus., diagrams ; 31 cm.

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Keyword(s): Music theory -- History -- 15th century. | counterpoint | music modes
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 14072957 |
  • UNTCAT: b1886097 |
  • CALL-NO: ML171 .Z37 1562
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc25955
Resource Type: Book
Format: Image