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Research group for Ancient Greek Music: Execution Praxis, Forms of Reflection, Transmission of Texts

The common project of the group is a study of the forms of execution praxis in ancient musical genres through the analysis of different sources.

The idea of forming a research group for ancient Greek music at the Scuola Normale was born in 2001 during a seminar directed by Maria Chiara Martinelli as part of a course of Greek Rhythm and Meter offered by the Department of Classical Languages of the University of Pisa.

The first results were outlined during the introductory day of the Mittelfest 2001 held in Cividale del Friuli, organized by the Scuola Normale on invitation of Maestro Carlo De Incontrera and dedicated to ancient Greek music. Research themes range from problems in performance to the transmission of musical texts in the Hellenic age, from the Platonic reflection about music to the theories related to the perception of sound and consonance.

The Common project of the group is a study of the forms of execution praxis in ancient musical genres through the analysis of different sources.