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It Was Vincenzio

In response to:

Words and Music from the April 13, 1989 issue

To the Editors:

In the footnote to his article on Words and Music [NYR, April 13], could Virgil Thomson have meant to say that the Greek studies of the sixteenth-century camerata were advanced by Vincenzio Galilei instead of by the astronomer Galileo Galilei, who was Vincenzio’s son?

Milton Kirchman
New York City

Virgil Thomson replies:

I thank Mr. Kirchman for his correction. Vincenzio Galilei was indeed the original student of Greek music.

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