Jackson, Myles W.

Harmonious triads : physicists, musicians, and instrument makers in ninteenth-century Germany / Myles W. Jackson. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, c2006. - x, 395 p. : ill., facsims., music, ports. ; 24 cm. - Transformations : studies in the history of science and technology .

Includes bibliographic references (p. [351]-388) and index.

Introduction -- E.F.F. Chladni : the nodal point between acoustician and musical-instrument maker -- Saving savants : music for the Volk -- The organic versus the mechanical -- Wilhelm Weber, reed pipes, and adiabatic phenomena -- The fetish of precision I : Scheibler's tonometer and tuning technique -- The fetish of precision II : Standardizing music -- Physics, machines, and musical pedagogy.

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Music--Acoustics and physics--History--19th century.
Music--Philosophy and aesthetics.--Germany--19th century


Germany--Intellectual life--19th century.

ML3805 / .J33 2006