The Resource Music of the spheres and the dance of death; : studies in musical iconology, by Kathi Meyer-Baer

Music of the spheres and the dance of death; : studies in musical iconology, by Kathi Meyer-Baer

Label
Music of the spheres and the dance of death; : studies in musical iconology
Title
Music of the spheres and the dance of death;
Title remainder
studies in musical iconology
Statement of responsibility
by Kathi Meyer-Baer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1892-1977
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer-Baer, Kathi
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3849
LC item number
.M58
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dante
  • Music
  • Death in music
  • Music in art
  • Dodendansen
  • Harmonie der sferen
  • Iconologie
  • Musique
  • Mort dans la musique
  • Musique dans l'art
  • Music in art
  • Death in music
  • Music
  • Iconologie
  • Dodendansen
  • Harmonie der sferen
  • Musik (Motiv)
  • Musikalische Ikonographie
  • Sphärenmusik
  • Totentanz
  • Sphärenmusik
  • Musikalische Ikonographie
  • Totentanz
  • Musik (Motiv)
Label
Music of the spheres and the dance of death; : studies in musical iconology, by Kathi Meyer-Baer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. I. Theories of the cosmos in antiquity ; The structure and motion of the cosmos ; The abode of the dead and the problem of the highest heaven ; The movers of the spheres and the figure of the angel -- II. The Hellenistic period ; Plato's successors ; Gnostic writings ; Neoplatonists and Stoics -- III. The early Christian centuries ; Non-Christian theories ; Martianus capella ; The church fathers ; Dionysius's angel hierarchy -- IV. The early works of art ; Representations of the cosmos ; The movers of the spheres and the figure of the angel ; Representations of the angel orders ; Symbols of music -- V. Tonal theories of music of the spheres ; Early variants ; Medieval theory ; Reflections in visual art -- VI. The emergence of celestial musicians in Christian iconography ; The Beatus manuscripts ; Emergence of musicians and dancers ; Elders and angels -- VII. Late medieval writings and Dante's paradise ; Mystics and scholastics ; The transition to Dante ; Dante's vision -- VIII. Musician angels ; Dancing angels and the dance of the blessed ; Singing angels ; Angel orchestras ; Angels of the Psalter ; Angels' instruments -- Real or imaginary? -- IX. Renaissance and humanism -- X. Two offshoots of the idea of the music of the spheres
  • 2. XI. Music as a symbol of death in antiquity ; Ancient non-Greek civilizations ; Harpies, sirens, and muses in Homer's Greece -- XII. Later Greek concepts and the Hellenistic period ; The benevolent siren ; The psychopomp muse ; The figure of Orpheus -- XIII. The Christian era and the development of early medieval images ; Changed concepts of life after death ; The survival of Orpheus ; The concept of the Pneuma ; Sirens and harpies ; The figure of Satan ; The symbolism of particular instruments -- XIV. Later medieval images: the dance of death ; The figure of the skeleton ; Fifteenth-century examples of the dance of death ; Holbein's Totentanz ; Origins of the dance of death -- XV. The fifteenth-century mystics -- XVI. Survivals of earlier images ; Later versions of the dance of death ; Survivals of ancient figures in fairy tales ; Music and death: a summary ; Conclusion: survivals in contemporary musical concepts
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780691091105
Lccn
68015768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)80263
Label
Music of the spheres and the dance of death; : studies in musical iconology, by Kathi Meyer-Baer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. I. Theories of the cosmos in antiquity ; The structure and motion of the cosmos ; The abode of the dead and the problem of the highest heaven ; The movers of the spheres and the figure of the angel -- II. The Hellenistic period ; Plato's successors ; Gnostic writings ; Neoplatonists and Stoics -- III. The early Christian centuries ; Non-Christian theories ; Martianus capella ; The church fathers ; Dionysius's angel hierarchy -- IV. The early works of art ; Representations of the cosmos ; The movers of the spheres and the figure of the angel ; Representations of the angel orders ; Symbols of music -- V. Tonal theories of music of the spheres ; Early variants ; Medieval theory ; Reflections in visual art -- VI. The emergence of celestial musicians in Christian iconography ; The Beatus manuscripts ; Emergence of musicians and dancers ; Elders and angels -- VII. Late medieval writings and Dante's paradise ; Mystics and scholastics ; The transition to Dante ; Dante's vision -- VIII. Musician angels ; Dancing angels and the dance of the blessed ; Singing angels ; Angel orchestras ; Angels of the Psalter ; Angels' instruments -- Real or imaginary? -- IX. Renaissance and humanism -- X. Two offshoots of the idea of the music of the spheres
  • 2. XI. Music as a symbol of death in antiquity ; Ancient non-Greek civilizations ; Harpies, sirens, and muses in Homer's Greece -- XII. Later Greek concepts and the Hellenistic period ; The benevolent siren ; The psychopomp muse ; The figure of Orpheus -- XIII. The Christian era and the development of early medieval images ; Changed concepts of life after death ; The survival of Orpheus ; The concept of the Pneuma ; Sirens and harpies ; The figure of Satan ; The symbolism of particular instruments -- XIV. Later medieval images: the dance of death ; The figure of the skeleton ; Fifteenth-century examples of the dance of death ; Holbein's Totentanz ; Origins of the dance of death -- XV. The fifteenth-century mystics -- XVI. Survivals of earlier images ; Later versions of the dance of death ; Survivals of ancient figures in fairy tales ; Music and death: a summary ; Conclusion: survivals in contemporary musical concepts
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780691091105
Lccn
68015768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)80263

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