An original paper on the theory of ancient Greek music is published in this issue. Professor Thomas J. Mathiesen – the author – is a theoretician of text criticism and general editor of the bilingual series
Greek and Latin Music”
of the University of Nebraska. He is also editor of the Catalogue raisonné
of RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales) that includes all ancient Greek codexes with theoretical texts. Professor Mathiesen kindly placed this paper at the disposal of Musicology
at the same time the
The historical problems presented in this issue with the paper on Greek keyboard instruments
allows a better understanding of the meaning that the discussion on Greek music and Greek National School had back in 1916. The discussion was carried out through the columns of the paper
(appeared in London) and included texts written by Petros Petridis
and critique developed by C. Psachos. The critique concerned the National School of Manolis Kalomoiris. The readers of Musicology
will evaluate the classical character of these texts.
The last section of this issue concerns persons and problems in the fields of European aesthetics of music and musical life.