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Further reading

If you want to deepen your understanding of some of the aspects we discussed during this course, you can start with this selected bibliography.

Apel, Willi. The Notation of Polyphonic Music 900–1600. Cambridge MA: The Medieval Academy of America, Fifth Edition, 1953.

Arlt, Wulf. Palaeographie der Musik. Köln: Volk, 1973-1979.

Atkinson, Charles M. The Critical Nexus: Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Borio, Gianmario. La scrittura come rappresentazione del pensiero musicale. Pisa: ETS, 2004.

Busse Berger, Anna Maria. Medieval Music and The Art of Memory. Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 2005.

Colette, Marie-Noëlle; Popin, Marielle and Vendrix, Philippe. Histoire de la notation du Moyen ge à la Renaissance, Paris: Minerve, 2003.

Corbin, Solange. Die Neumen. Köln: Volk, 1977.

Derrida, Jacques. De la grammatologie. Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 1967.

Gallo, F. Alberto. ‘Die Notationslehre im 14. und 15. Jahrhundert’, in Eggebrecht, Hans Heinrich et al. Die mittelalterliche Lehre von der Mehrstimmigkeit. Darmstadt: WBG, 1984, 257-356.

Goodman, Nelson. Languages of Art. An approach to a theory of symbols. London: Oxford University Press, 1969 [1968].

Gould, Elaine. Behind Bars. The Definite Guide to Music Notation. London: Faber Music, 2011.

Grube, Gernot; Kogge, Werner and Krämer, Sybille (Eds.). Schrift. Kulturtechnik zwischen Auge, Hand und Maschine. München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2005.

Harris, Roy. The Origin of Writing. London: Duckworth, 1986.

Havelock, Eric A.: The Muse Learns to Write. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1986.

Kelly, Thomas Forrest. Capturing Music. The Story of Notation. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2015

Kuijken, Barthold. The Notation Is Not the Music. Reflections On Early Music Practice and Performance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013

Nanni, Matteo (Ed.). Die Schrift des Ephemeren: Konzepte musikalischer Notationen. Basel: Schwabe, 2015.

Nanni, Matteo. ‘Das Bildliche der Musik: Gedanken zum iconic turn’, in Historische Musikwissenschaft: Grundlagen und Perspektiven, hg. von Calella, Michele and Urbanek, Nikolaus. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2013, 402-428.

Parrish, Carl. The Notation of Medieval Music. New York: New York W.W. Norton & Company, 1978.

Phillips, Nancy. ‘Notationen und Notationslehren von Boethius bis zum 12. Jahrhundert’, in Huglo, Michel et al. Die Lehre vom einstimmigen liturgischen Gesang. Darmstadt, WBG, 2000.

Schmid, Manfred Hermann. Notationskunde: Schrift und Komposition 900–1900. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2012.

Tanay, Dorit. Noting Music, Marking Culture. The Intellectual Context of Rhythmic Notation, 1250–1400. [Rome], American Institute of Musicology, 1999.

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