The Harmony of the Spheres
The Pythagorean Tradition in Music
ISBN10: 0892812656 ISBN13: 9780892812653 Publisher: Inner Traditions Published: Nov 1 1992 Weight: 1.90lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
Professor of Music at Colgate University and a widely respected musicologist, Godwin traces the history of the idea, held since ancient times, that the whole cosmos, with its circling planets and stars, is in some way a musical or harmonious entity. The author shows how this concept has continued to inspire philosophers, astronomers, and mystics from antiquity to the present day.