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Philosophers who were composers?

Who are some famous philosophers who also composed music? I can think of one example: Boethius, one of the first music theorists / acousticians and author of Consolation of Philosophy; he composed: ...
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Why was music such a fascination for philosophers and mathematicians alike?

Why were ancient philosophers and mathematicians so intrigued by music? Why did philosophers like Plato, Arthur Schopenhaur, Neitsche and etc perceive it differently than other forms of art? P. S it ...
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Philosophical Positions on the Purpose and Qualities of Art

What are some philosophical stances on art and its purpose? I know this is a broad question, but any sources or thoughts would be great. I am particularly interested in music.
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What's the purpose of listening/share other people/own music?

For psychology and physics motivations, I'll never get the whole idea about a piece of music made by other peoples (it won't translate from his mind to my mind; even because what I'll listening, even ...
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What did Aristotle think of the “music of the spheres”?

What did Arisottle think of the Pythagorean idea of "music of the spheres"?