The historical link between physics and music (B1)
The link between physics and music
Musical fragments characteristic of the 16th century are played and placed
in the context of discoveries from the field of physics. Surprising analogies can
be found in the manner in which innovations in both disciplines have followed
each other. Keywords include: Gregorian, polyphony, Gesualdo, Galileo, key-note,
Newton, gravity, Bach, Beethoven, romanticism, X-rays, time measurement,
Debussy, Planck, quanta, Einstein, theory of relativity, Schönberg, dodecaphony,
quantum mechanics, Heisenberg.
A lecture at the level of higher professional education, in which a basic knowledge
of classical music and physics is assumed.