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" For when there are no words, it is very difficult to recognize the meaning of the harmony and rhythm, or to see that any worthy object is imitated by them. "
The Dialogues of Plato - Page 240
by Plato - 1875
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 28; Volume 91

1878
...expressly says that ' when there are no words it is difficult to recognise the meaning of harmony or rhythm, or to see that any worthy object is imitated by them.' SomeT)f the lengths to which he pushed his views on the ethical bearings of music are very curious....
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Aristotle's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art: With a Critical Text and a ...

Aesthetics - 1895 - 384 pages
...When there are no words,' says Plato, 'it is very difficult to recognise the meaning of harmony or rhythm, or to see that any worthy object is imitated by them.' 2 1 Pol. v. (viii.) 5. 1340 a 18, fern Se ofianafuna. /laXurTa irapa, ras aXr/Oivay <^>TX7úts fv rots...
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Music, Volumes 21-22

Music - 1902
...words, using the lyre or the flute alone. For when there are no words, it is very difficult to recognize the meaning of the harmony and rhythm, or to see that...smoothness and a brutish noise, and uses the flute and lyre not as the mere accompaniments of the dance and song, is exceedingly rude and coarse. The use...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 4

Nineteenth century - 1878
...expressly says that ' when there are no words it is difficult to recognise the meaning of harmony or rhythm, or to see that any worthy object is imitated by them.' Some of the lengths to which he pushed his views on the ethical bearings of music are very curious....
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Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots, and Its ...

Harry Partch - Music - 2009 - 544 pages
...words, using the lyre or the flute alone. For when there are no words, it is very difficult to recognize the meaning of the harmony and rhythm, or to see that...and the lyre not as the mere accompaniments of the dance and song, is exceedingly coarse and tasteless.* Implying that innovations were threatening, Plato...
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Contemplating Music: Substance

Ruth Katz - Music - 1987 - 392 pages
...words, using the lyre or the aulos alone. For when there are no words, it is very difficult to recognize the meaning of the harmony and rhythm, or to see that...acknowledge that all this sort of thing, which aims at only swiftness and smoothness and a brutish noise, and uses the aulos and the lyre not as the mere...
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Gods of Play: Baroque Festive Performances as Rhetorical Discourse

Kristiaan Aercke - Performing Arts - 1994 - 284 pages
...words, using the lyre or the aulos alone. For when there are no words, it is very difficult to recognize the meaning of the harmony and rhythm, or to see that...acknowledge that all this sort of thing, which aims at only swiftness and smoothness and a brutish noise, and uses the aulos and the lyre not as the mere...
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Art Theory and Criticism: An Anthology of Formalist, Avant-Garde ...

Sally Everett - Art - 1995 - 296 pages
...clear. Plato, speaking of music, says: "For when there are no words, it is very difficult to recognize the meaning of the harmony and rhythm, or to see that any worthy object is imitated by them." As far as we know, all music originally served such an accessory function. Once, however, it was abandoned,...
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Fractal Geometry in Architecture and Design

Carl Bovill - Architecture - 1996 - 195 pages
...the following about music (Gardner, 1978): For when there are no words it is difficult to recognize the meaning of the harmony and rhythm, or to see that any worthy object is imitated by them. Richard Voss studied a wide range of music including traditional music of Japan, classical ragas of...
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