A General History of Music
Charles Burney London, 1789 Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library Mus 141.6 vol. 1
Music historian Charles Burney posited structural similarities between the musical scale systems of the Chinese, the Scots, and the Ancient Greeks. Burney's hypothesis would have excited his contemporaries, who eagerly sought proof of the existence of musical universals.
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