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Medieval Music and the Art of Memory$
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Anna Maria Busse Berger

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240285

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240285.001.0001

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The First Great Dead White Male Composer

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Medieval Music and the Art of Memory

Busse Berger Anna Maria

University of California Press

This chapter provides an historiographical background on Friedrich Ludwig, a German scholar who transcribed and catalogued all medieval polyphony. It suggests that Ludwig's catalog has held up well to posterity and that his agenda has made it possible to work in medieval music for one hundred years without ever seriously considering the role of memory in the composition and transmission of polyphony. It compares the works of Ludwig with those of Swiss scholar Jacques Handschin.

Keywords:   Friedrich Ludwig, medieval polyphony, medieval music, memory, composition, Jacques Handschin

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