**Mathematics and Group Theory in Music**

by Athanase Papadopoulos

**Publisher**: arXiv 2014**Number of pages**: 33

**Description**:

The purpose of this paper is to show through particular examples how group theory is used in music. The examples are chosen from the theoretical work and from the compositions of Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), one of the most influential twentieth century composers and pedagogues.

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