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Girolamo Mei

(1519—1594)


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(b Florence, 27 May 1519; d Rome, July 1594). Italian humanist and writer. His treatise De modis—a study of ancient Greek music—greatly influenced the ideas of the Florentine camerata, especially the sections discussing the power of ancient music over the emotions, and the role of song and melody in the performance of tragedy.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.


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