„Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.“

As quoted in Greatness : Who Makes History and Why by Dean Keith Simonton, p. 110

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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compositor francês 1862 - 1918

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—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 a.C.

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„Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting.“

—  Gottfried Leibniz German mathematician and philosopher 1646 - 1716

Letter to Christian Goldbach, April 17, 1712.
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—  Morton Feldman American avant-garde composer 1926 - 1987

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