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Talk by Ross Duffin - Cambridge Tuning Abstracts 4

When Feb 17, 2014
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where 5.00pm, Cudworth Room, Faculty of Music
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Propriety and Justness: Harmonic Intonation in the Eighteenth Century

Claims by some writer/musicians in the eighteenth century that they were tuning in Just Intonation find echoes among musicians today, especially among string quartets and brass ensembles. The complications of that claim are little understood, and the historical and musical evidence deserves close scrutiny. Tartini and the Mozarts – father and son – are all contributors to a lively discussion about what was really happening, and what should be happening in eighteenth-century ensemble tuning.