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The Origin and Early Development of the European Approach to Music

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Library | Comments Off on The Origin and Early Development of the European Approach to Music

The origins of Christian music are but superficially known. Much data has been gathered by historians and musicologists, but the singular error, as Egon Wellez wrote, has been “to treat all happenings in the world from a European view-point.” This has been a trait of European historical writing, and it has distorted the European sense of historical perspective, forbidding the West to enquire deeply and intelligently into the music of Asia Minor and of the Orient in general. The result is that textbooks of musical history still give credence to the fallacious theory that Christian...

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