Foundations of Chinese Musical Art

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Written by a Westerner born and brought up in China, this unique treatise argues that ancient Chinese music could be recovered in the present because it was rooted in Chinese language and poetry, the traditions of which had never been interrupted. Echoing the historical Chinese elite’s musical aesthetics and views, this treatise presents a wealth of information about classical Chinese linguistics, and proposes creative theories on relationships between Chinese words and melodies.

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Author John Hazedel Levis
English title Foundations of Chinese Musical Art
Publisher Paragon Reprint
Date of publication 1963 exactly on 1963/06/01
ISBN 081880064X (find this book)

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