And Gregorio Paniagua and the Atrium Musicae de Madrid (always a
fascinating group) did an LP of 'Musique de la Grece Antique' for the
French Harmonia Mundi label in the late 1970s. Admittedly speculative, it
is interesting to hear but I too don't have much confidence that it really
sounds anything like music in Ancient Greece.
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On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Not the first time this has been attempted. Ara (sp?) Mandakian made an
> 78 purporting to be of ancient Greek music. It was debunked in its day.
> On the other hand, there is ancient Chinese music played on instruments
> found in caves or tombs, I forget which. Attempts to decode the written
> music found with them were recorded using the instruments or facsimiles,
> again, I forget which. These were pre-Han dynasty, as I recall, and used
> eight rather than five note scale. The music was published. There was at
> least one TV program about this find. Sarah Caldwell was involved in some
> administrative way and I was also brought into the picture to organize part
> of the financial end of things. I think she died before the scholarly
> group of which she was a member resumed its work and I've no further info.
> Steve Smolian
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Listen to 2,500-year-old music brought back to life
> As a musicologist I find this effort both unconvincing and laughable.
> Dave Lewis
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Aaron Levinson <
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> > On 10/23/13 5:53 PM, Roger Kulp wrote:
> >> http://io9.com/listen-to-2-**500-year-old-music-brought-**
> >> Apparently the ancient Greeks were big Sufjan Stevens fans...
> > AA