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Music and Healing

The Wounds That Sing

By (author) June Boyce-Tillman
Foreword by Paul Robertson
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Published: 28th Feb 2000
ISBN-10: 1853024848
ISBN-13: 9781853024849
Barcode No: 9781853024849
Synopsis
An exploration of music and its capacity to heal. The author draws on philosophical, anthropological, psychiatric and musical perspectives to propose that music has a rolse in balancing the natural polarities within the self. The book examines different musical traditions, using thees polarities as themes to connect them. It includes the history of music as high culture as developed in Western philosophy, the concept of the music of the spheres as evolved by Greeks and Renaissance thinkers, the work of 19th century music theorists such as Hanslick, and contemporary ideas by musicologists such as Nicholas Cook.

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