El mundo en el oído. El nacimiento de la música en la cultura

Acantilado, 2008 | The World in the Ear: The Birth of Music in Culture

(The world in the ear: the birth of music in culture) When did music begin? This question guides Ramón Andrés as he travels from man’s first encounter with sound right up to the present day composers, from China to Mesopotamia, via India, Egypt, Greece and Rome, before ending up in the modern West, drawing on magic, medicine, mathematics and astronomy. The world in the ear is an extraordinarily well-documented study, as well as a thrilling journey through an art that, century after century, has proven to be an unparalleled source of learning and delight.