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Weiter Bogen über die Musikepochen
Tübingen - Das Ensemble Phorminx bringt am morgigen Sonntag, 21. Februar, Musik aus mehreren Epochen zu Gehör - die Musiker spannen einen weiten Bogen. Um 19.
Die Entdeckung der verlockenden Welt Neue ...
Der 1951 in Mannheim geborene Komponist lehrt heute als Professor in Nürnberg. Blumenthaler arbeitet seit vielen Jahren regelmäßig mit dem Ensemble Phorminx zusammen: Von dessen Mitgliedern sind zwei in Reutlingen zu Hause, zudem unterhält das ...
Uncovering the sounds of Ancient Greek poetry
While four lines from the writer Seikilos give a “haunting” sound, the reconstruction of Homer's singing resulted in a “fairly monotonous tune” due to its musical accompaniment by a “phorminx”, a four-stringed lyre with fairly limited range.
How did ancient Greek music sound?
Homer tells us that bards of his period sang to a four-stringed lyre, called a "phorminx". Those strings will probably have been tuned to the four notes that survived at the core of the later Greek scale systems.
Written by Sarah Bella on October 29, 2013

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