The essence of music he held to be rhythm, which finds its counterpart in the innermost self. What is unique in Hegel’s view is his declare that music, unlike the opposite arts, has no unbiased existence in area, is not “goal” in that sense; the fundamental rhythm of music (once more an aspect of number) is experienced throughout the hearer.
Gottfried von Leibniz (1646–1716), music mirrored a universal rhythm and mirrored a actuality that was fundamentally mathematical, to be skilled in the mind as a subconscious apprehension of numerical relationships. Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) perpetuated, in effect, the thought of the concord of the spheres, making an attempt to narrate music to planetary motion. John Calvin (1509–64) took a more cautious and fearful view of music than did Luther, warning towards voluptuous, effeminate, or disorderly music and insisting upon the supremacy of the text. St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–seventy four), held … Read More