A obra de Gioseffo Zarlino
, Istitutioni harmoniche, de 1558, sistematiza esta oposicao, propondo dividir todos os estudos teoricos da musica em duas partes: a historia e o metodo.
His father Vincenzo was also a music theorist, and wrote prolifically on the problem of tuning in his Dialogo della musica antica, et della moderna (Galilei, 1581) and the Discorso intorno all'opere dimesser Gioseffo Zarlino
Under the circumstances, it is useful to recall another issue, also involving the timbre parameter of the sound, and that has inflamed the world of music theorists for over three hundred years, since the discovery of overtones as constituents of a complex sound (first mentioned by Gioseffo Zarlino
, in his Le istitutioni harmoniche, 1558).
Chapter 8, "Hexachordal Theory and Deductive Method in Gioseffo Zarlino
's Dimonstrationi harmoniche (1571)," concerns Zarlino's treatment of the issues.
(8) Gioseffo Zarlino
, a Renaissance music theorist, takes up this notion in Institutioni harmoniche.
Obras como Le istitutioni harmoniche (1558), Dimonstrationi harmoniche (1571) y Sopplimenti musicali (1588) de Gioseffo Zarlino
proponian no solo una racionalizacion sistematica de la armonia, sino que consideraban dicha racionalizacion un espejo del orden mismo de la naturaleza.
His first profession was as a lutenist, but his intellectual abilities were early recognized by his Florentine patron, Giovanni de' Bardi, who sent him to Venice to study music theory with Gioseffo Zarlino
around 1563 (the year before the birth of his first son, Galileo).
Of more direct interest to musicologists are her demonstrations of how these poetic theories are reflected in Giovanni del Lago's and Gioseffo Zarlino
's writings on music.
Miller, Musicological Studies and Documents, vi (n.p., 1965), ii, p.247; and Gioseffo Zarlino
, On the modes, trans.
Two examples include: Heinrich Loritus's (better known as Glareanus) treatise, Dodecachordon (Basel, 1547), a treatise in part that explores a system of ecclesiastical modes, and which in turn, influenced such writers as Gioseffo Zarlino
, whose Istitutioni Harmoniche (Venice, 1558) can also be found in Selch's collection (catalog, pp.18-21).