Tag: Byzantium

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What did Byzantine music sound like? (The answer is more political than you’d expect), with Alexander Lingas

A conversation with Alexander Lingas on the debates surrounding the reconstruction of Byzantine music. We discuss the common origins of western and eastern Christian traditions, when they parted ways, and how both traditions passed through phases of reinvention. Why does the modern performance of Gregorian Chant sound so different from Byzantine chant?