The Philosophy of Music: What Music Can Do for You

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Harper & Bros., 1920 - 197 pages


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Page 2 - Glaucon, musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul...
Page 44 - Amid the mysteries which become the more mysterious the more they are thought about, there will remain the one absolute certainty, that he is ever in presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy, from which all things proceed.
Page 165 - Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form.
Page 194 - Pony , (1) The Fiddle Song; (2) Dancing Song; ' (3) The Bee; (4) The Clock; (5) Who Has Seen the Wind (1) My Old Dan; (2) Honk!
Page 196 - Run, Run, Run. Concone. Jumping. Gurlitt. Running Game. Gurlitt. Air de Ballet.
Page 34 - ... of each chord trace the lines of its movements. The results were designs of mathematical exactness of exquisite beauty, strangely suggesting the great typical flower forms. These diagrams were thus the expression to the eye of the music which the ear hears, the audible world translated into the visible world, the revelation of a mystery until then unseen by human eye, ungrasped by human thought.
Page 194 - Zoo (1) Jack in the Pulpit; (2) In the Belfry; ' (3) Corn Soldiers; (4) Naming the Trees; (5) The Squirrel; (6) The Windmill...
Page 150 - ... the blurred appearance of the string that it is in rapid vibratory motion. As the vibration dies away the sound becomes fainter and fainter and ultimately ceases. If the vibration is suddenly stopped by touching the string, the sound at once ceases.
Page 133 - And Flogan would rush down to consult Walthers on the fuguist of Saxe-Gotha. The Ear Club had been organized some time before the blessed Friday when Walthers first brought me to Section K. To my last hour I shall never forget the thrill of that moment when the master's baton descended out of the tense, eloquent silence, invoking the power and the glory of the fifth revelation according to Beethoven. And then, as I felt something within me resounding not only...
Page 133 - These were defined respectively as: 'all head and no heart,' 'all heart and no head,' and 'no head and no heart.' This does not mean, of course, that all the members of the Ear Club were perfected in their art.

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