133 - Strings Attached: Music and Philosophy
Peter turns DJ, with some actual music interspersed with discussion about theories of music in works by al-Kindī, the Brethren of Purity, and al-Fārābī.
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• P. Adamson, Al-Kindī (New York: 2007), ch.7.
• H.G. Farmer, The Sources of Arabian Music (Leiden: 1965).
• P. Horden, Music as Medicine: the History of Music Therapy Since Antiquity (Ashgate: 2000).
• F. Shehadi, Philosophies of Music in Medieval Islam (Leiden: 1995).
• A. Shiloah, Music in the World of Islam (Detroit: 1995).
• G.J. van Gelder and M. Hammond (eds), Takhyīl: The Imaginary in Classical Arabic Poetics (Warminster: 2008) [for music see the papers by J. Montgomery and Y. Klein]
• O. Wright, “Music and Musicology in the Rasā’il Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’,” in N. El-Bizri (ed.), The Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ and their Rasāʾil: an Introduction (Oxford: 2008), 214-47.
• O. Wright, Epistles of the Brethren of Purity: On Music (New York: 2010).
Links to the sources and musical groups featured in this episode: