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The Secret Magic of Music : Conversations with Musical Masters - Ida Lichter

The Secret Magic of Music

Conversations with Musical Masters

By: Ida Lichter, Evgeny Kissin (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 29th March 2016
ISBN: 9781590793053
Number Of Pages: 368

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Great music has the power to transform. Understanding and appreciating classical music can enlighten, uplift, and educate not only the intellect but the soul. In The Secret Magic of Music, classical music devotee and psychiatrist Ida Lichter uncovers a more accessible side of music. By providing the performers' insights, Lichter provides a special look into how great music can bring happiness and spiritual meaning to its listeners.

The Secret Magic of Music is a collection of thought pieces based on interviews with the foremost conductors and performers of chamber music. It is organized by performing artist and is intended to provide each musician's perception of classical music's value and social function. As the journey from the score to the listener takes place, Lichter reveals how each performer's passion, dedication, and outstanding talent affects their lives, their performances, and their listeners. Lichter explores why classical music is often considered unpalatable to the casual listener, how it can have the power to heal, its function in therapy, among other loaded questions.

Not only does The Secret Magic of Music enrich the experience of music lovers, it introduces new listeners to classical music's pleasures, mysteries, and transformational potential. Music has the ability to cross cultural borders and span personal difference, to unite people on common ground they might otherwise never find. The importance of passing on the appreciation of our musical heritage to the next generation is real. To lose it would be inexcusable.

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Where would Western civilization be without music? A response to this question is presented in this title by psychiatrist Lichter (Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices Against Oppression). Focusing on classical musicians, Lichter interviewed 35 professionals--conductors, instrumentalists, vocalists, collaborative artists, and administrators--many Australian, starting in 2009, and presents these interviews in her own words... Verdict: This book is for the music lover who is interested in Lichter's interpretation of these musicians' thoughts on classical music's emotional and humanistic qualities.--Elizabeth Berndt-Morris, Boston P.L. "Library Journal " Where would Western civilization be without music? A response to this question is presented in this title by psychiatrist Lichter (Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices Against Oppression). Focusing on classical musicians, Lichter interviewed 35 professionals conductors, instrumentalists, vocalists, collaborative artists, and administrators many Australian, starting in 2009, and presents these interviews in her own words... Verdict: This book is for the music lover who is interested in Lichter s interpretation of these musicians thoughts on classical music s emotional and humanistic qualities.--Elizabeth Berndt-Morris, Boston P.L. "Library Journal ""

ISBN: 9781590793053
ISBN-10: 1590793056
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 29th March 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51

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