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Leonardo da Vincilocked

  • Emanuel Winternitz
  •  and Laurence Libin


(b Anchiano, nr Vinci, 1452; d château of Cloux, nr Amboise, 2 May 1519). Italian artist and scientist. He was also profoundly occupied with music. In addition to performing and teaching music, he was deeply interested in acoustics and made many acoustical experiments with immediate bearing on music. He wrestled with the concept of musical time and invented a considerable number of ingenious musical instruments and improved existing ones. Leonardo also had some highly original ideas about the philosophy of music that were intimately connected with his philosophy of painting. It is characteristic that in his ...

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Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Dipartimento Musica