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?
New York City
Virgil Thomson replies:
I thank Mr. Kirchman for his correction. Vincenzio Galilei was indeed the original student of Greek music.
June 15, 1989