Mathematics in Music: Pythagoras's String
Now the ancient Greeks too... The name Pythagoras is a familiar one to high school students, but what relatively few people know is that he was responsible for more than simply one of the theorems of Euclidian geometry. His contemporaries referred to the great pre-Socratic thinker as the "father of numbers", for in his view mathematics were the most important science. His ideas enjoyed a millenium-long career. On this occasion, following his teachings, our experts will talk about the numerical connections found in medieval vocal and instrumental music and illustrate them by playing them as well.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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voice, psalteriumEmese Gyöngyvér Tóth
voiceZoltán Gavodi, Péter Patay
natural trumpetLászló Borsódy
tromboneFerenc Kócziás, Béla Koppányi
music expert/conductorJános Bali
A:N:S Chorus (aristic director: János Bali)