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Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy: How Music Captures Our Imagination

Jourdain, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0688142362 / ISBN 13: 9780688142360
Published by William Morrow & Co
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Title: Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy: How Music ...

Publisher: William Morrow & Co


Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Drawing on advances in neurophysiology, psychology, music theory, and philosophy, the author explores the intimate connections humans form with their favorite types of music and the physical and mental reactions music produces in us.


What is music? How and why does it affect us? What is the nature of musical genius? Author/composer Robert Jourdain explores these and other questions, from the essential nature of sound through composition, performance, and, finally, the nature of ecstasy. His prose is eminently readable, offering a very accessible account of a difficult subject to the general reader as well as to the musical sophisticate. This is a fascinating and intriguing book, written by someone who clearly knows his subject.

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