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    DescriptionDuring the fifth century BC, Athens witnessed the explosion of images depicting musical performance, such as Apollo and the Muses, frisky satyrs, the poet Orpheus, youths at school, brides at weddings, and the dead at tombs. Primarily found in vase paintings, but also in sculpture and now-lost wall paintings, these images provide insight into the musical culture of the time, In this study, Sheramy Bundrick proposes that the depictions of musical performance were intimately linked to contemporary developments in the field of music itself, such as the debate over music in education, theories of musical ethos, and the growing popularity of professional musicians. Moreover, she argues that music became a visual metaphor for the harmony - or disharmony - of the city. Her book is the first to consider the broad range of musical images in the dynamic classical period, as well as their sociocultural and artistic implications.

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    Music and Image in Classical Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sheramy Bundrick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 876 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521848060
    ISBN 10: 0521848067

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB, AV
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15900
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, ART015060
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 704.9/4978/09385
    LC classification: ML169 .B96 2005
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 704.94978093
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 780.9385
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: AV
    Illustrations note
    110 b/w illus.
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    Publication date
    17 October 2005
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    Review quote
    'Music and Image in Classical Athens provides a valuable contribution to the discussion of the social significance of music in Ancient Greece.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. Music and image in fifth-century Athens; 2. Representing musical instruments; 3. Mousike: the art of the Muses; 4. Ethos and the character of musical imagery; 5. Harmonia and the life of the city; 6. Conclusion: musical revolutions in Classical Athens.