Music of the SpheresOn Thu, 10 Sep 1998 23:08:22 -0500
Lynda Catherine Surjik firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Thank-you. this is the first music I have heard on the web as well asthe first e-mail, if you receive this that is.
My interest is great in renaissance music; particularly as I find it interesting thatFranchino Gafurius and da Vinci were contemporaries; do you suppose they were friends?
My research indicates they were; as one of the only portraits daVinci didwas one of him. Thank-you for the music; I've more research I wouldlike toshare if you are interested. -LC
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>Date: Fri, Sep 11, 1998, 5:53 AM
Dear Lynda Catherine:Thank you for your email. I am honored with the distinction of being yourfirst email as well as the da vinci music also being the first music youheard on the web!Please share your research with us. We would love to add a section to oursite regarding da Vinci music, since it it very difficult to find.Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Please sign our guestbook. Yourcomments would be particularly meaningful to my students who created thesite using 15 year old computers.I look forward to hearing from you.Yours sincerely,Steve Feldmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org/13681John F. Kennedy High SchoolBronx, NY
HI! I think da Vinci's music is very significant for several importantreasons. I'm not sure if you have a section on your site in regards to the"Pythagorean" concepts he celebrated or kept hidden, according to how youlook at it. Pythagorean beliefs included (vegetarianism) and the main, Iguess, highlight of all that was the music of the spheres. Do you have anyof this topic in your site? I find it extremely interesting enlightening,as in reading about it lightens your soul, as there is a sort of literalrhyme and reason explained in this theory of life, physics or the system? oflife
WHERE if you don't mind me asking did you find that music????
Franchino Gafurius wrote the foremost treatise on the topic of music atthat time; or perhaps ever. He wrote several books, the one I was trying toget through but I had to specially print it, although I am sure it is infine arts libraries, called PRACTICA MUSICA
all for now.-LC
----------------------------------------------------- The "Portrait of a Musician" by Leonardo da VinciThe "Portrait of a Musician" by Leonardo da Vinci is in the
described by Rina de Firenze
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan. It represents Franchino Gafurius, born in 1451, (one year before Leonardo was born) in Lodi province of Milan. He died in 1522. (Three years after Leonardo's death.)
Franchino Gafurius was one of the early composers. He wrote church music : "Practica Musicae" in 1496, which wood sketches have been madeafter Leonardo designs. In the portrait he holds a piece of paper on which we can see faded notes of a music score and the beginningof two words "Cant...Ang...", meaning "Cant-um Ang-elicum".
He was a maestro chaplain and a theoreticianin the Milan Duomo. He also gave singing lessons to Duchess Beatrice d'Este the wife of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and was also the singing teacher of Atalanta Mighorotti , the Florentine singer who followed Leonardo on his horse back journey to Milan, to sing at the Sforza Court, with him playing on the 20 chord lute, Leonardo had designed himself in the shape of a skeleton horse head.
The portrait of the musician, besides reminding us slightly of the angel in the " on the Rocks", scholars have identified its style and material used for it, as being similar to the one used for the portrait of Dutchess Beatrice d'Este, at first named only as "The lady with a net of pearls" (la dama dalla reticella di perle") by Leonardo, to be also seen at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan.
A lecturer on Leonardo da Vinci, Rina de' Firenze isthe author of"Mystery of the Mona Lisa"
Leonardo and the Lira -----------------------------------------------------
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Thanks for your communication. I have looked at your site with interest andlinked to it in my links page (I trust you will link back to my main site? David Solomons' Music Site
15 year old computers, eh, well that's some achievement! I hope you canafford new ones eventually ;-)
All the best
PS I was surprised that only that tiny bit of music by Leonardo has been foundto date. As he was the archetypal Renaissance man I would imagine he composedquite a lot of music in addition to his many other attributes. I wonder ifmore of it will be found?
PPS I assume you have had time to listen to some of my music. ..
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Dear Steve and the Learning about Leonardo Team,
Enjoyed viewing, and "Learning, about Leonardo," excellent project,impressive results! In a time where music is being challenged by budgetreductions, it is great to see more information, especially historicalevidence of music's positive influence on our world.
Congratulations on being the first to let the world know of thishistorical piece. It is especially gratifying to see the actual score,and the process taken to see how the musical language would appear. Ourteachers and student's will find this most interesting.
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