The Musical Pitch of Orchestras


    IN the English edition of the second quarterly bulletin of the "Centro Volpi di Elettrologia" published in Venice last year, there is an interesting article by G. B. Madella surveying investigations which have been recently made on the frequency of the reference note of an orchestra. The history of this problem was discussed in an article in NATURE of November 5, 1938 (p. 820), by Dr. G. W. C. Kaye, who also described the proceedings of the international congress which made recommendations in 1939 (see NATURE, May 27, 1939, p. 905).

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    The Musical Pitch of Orchestras. Nature 145, 396–397 (1940).

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