Mark Lindley

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Mark Lindley (* 1937 in Washington ) is an American historian and music researcher .


Mark Lindley studied at Harvard University , the Juilliard School of Music, and Columbia University , where he also received his doctorate. He has taught at many universities, including Columbia University, City University of New York and the Chinese University of Hong Kong . Lindley is a music researcher and researcher in the field of recent Indian history. As a historian of modern India, he focuses on the independence movement and on Mahatma Gandhi , as well as selected supporters of the Mahatma.

Lindley is an expert on the history of musical tunings, including, in particular, temperatures, historical keyboard fingerings and the chromatic scale.

Publications on Gandhi

  • "Gandhi's Rhetoric" (in Journal of Literature and Aesthetics , 1999).
  • Gandhi and Humanism (Humanist Chaplaincy, Harvard University, 3rd ed., 2005).
  • Gandhi and the World Today (1998), A Recent American View (University of Kerala).
  • Gandhiji ko yeh kaise vishwagaya ki antarjatiya vivahse, jati pratha ka unmulan karna hosa (National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi, 1998).
  • JC Kumarappa: Mahatma Gandhi's Economist (2007)
  • The Life and Times of Gora (2009)
  • Gandhi as We Have Known Him , with Lavanam Gora (National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi, 2005; 2nd edition, 2009)

Musicological publications

  • "Early 16th-century keyboard temperaments" (in Musica Disciplina , 1974)
  • “Early English keyboard fingerings” (in Basler Jahrbuch für Historische Musikpraxis , 12 1988, pp. 9–25).
  • "La" pratica ben regolata "by Francesco Antonio Vallotti " (in Rivista Italiana di Musicologia , 1980).
  • "An introduction to Alessandro Scarlatti's * Toccata prima *" (in Early Music , January 1982).
  • Lutes, Viols and Temperaments (Cambridge University Press, 1984).
  • "Keyboard technique and articulation: evidence for the performance practices of Bach, Handel and Scarlatti" (in P. Williams, ed., Bach, Handel and Scarlatti: Tercentenary Essays , Cambridge University Press, 1985).
  • “Mood and temperature” (in F. Zaminer, ed., History of Music Theory , Vol. 6: Hearing, measuring and arithmetic in the early modern period , Scientific Book Society, 1987).
  • Early Keyboard Fingerings, A Comprehensive Guide (with M. Boxall, Schott, 1992).
  • Ars Ludendi: Early German Keyboard Fingerings (Tre Fontane, 1993).
  • Mathematical Models of Musical Scales, A New Approach (with R. Turner-Smith, Verlag für Systematic Musikwissenschaft, 1993).
  • “A systematic approach to chromaticism” (in Systematic Musicology / Systematic Musicology / Musicologie Systèmatique , 1994).
  • “A quest for Bach's ideal style of organ temperament” (in M. Lustig, ed., Moods in the 17th and 18th centuries , Michaelstein, 1997).
  • “Marx and Engels on Music” (in Enlightenment and Critique , 1997).
  • "Euphony in Dufay: harmonic 3rds and 6ths with explicit sharps in the early songs" (with G. Boone, in the 2004 yearbook of the State Institute for Music Research , Berlin).
  • Beethoven's Variations for Piano, Opus 34: Genesis, Structure, Performance (with K.-J. Sachs and Conny Restle , Schott, 2007).
  • "Valuable nuances of tuning for part 1 of JS Bach's 'Daswohl temperirte Clavier'", Berlin 2011

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