A General History of Music

Charles Burney
London, 1789
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library
Mus 141.6 vol. 1

Click for full-size imageMusic 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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