Getting Bachs number
April 13, 2009 5:38 PM Subscribe
Interested to know more about the 'numbers' in JS Bach's music. Sometime ago I heard a radio programme about how some of Bachs music had patterns in which could be viewed as significant outside of what the music sounded like.
posted by southof40 to media & arts (10 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested to know what this area of study/interest might be called and where can I (not a musician or a mathematician) read more about it ?
I realise that this all sounds a bit nutty but apparently this is an established field of interest/study ... !
(That radio programme was produced, I'm reasonably sure, by Deutsche Welle english language service. It was part of a series to mark 250 years since JSB died and it was really good so anyone who knew where that was online would get extra points !)