What does the title of Gli Incogniti's "False Consonances of Melancholy" refer to? Is it an allusion to something? Is it word play of some sort?

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As the booklet states, it relates to Nicola Mattei's treatise on continuo playing for the guitar, titled:

The False Consonances of Musick (1682)

It also quotes from this work

You must not play allwayes alike, but sometimes Lowd and sometimes softly, according to your fancy, and if you meet with any Melancholy notes, you must touch them sweet and delicately.

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