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In Quest of Spirit (with audio CD): Thoughts on Music (Ernest Bloch Lectures)


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  • Hardcover: 122 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (28 Jun. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520213920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520213920
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 24.8 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,084,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The interests of the British composer Jonathan Harvey are wide and varied, embracing Christianity, Buddhism, eastern and western philosophy, aesthetics, science, and mysticism. All affect his musical thinking and are a part of this text, which is accompanied by a compact disc featuring works discussed by the author. Harvey explores aspects of music that he connects with spirituality: self-identity, ambiguity, unity, stasis, and silence. In the course of his explorations he offers corroborating statements about music and spirituality from sources ranging from Nietzsche to Oliver Sacks. The book and CD include samples of his own music as well as of compositions by Mozart, Scriabin, Stockhausen, and others that help to illustrate the profoundness of what Harvey deems "the good listening experience".

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"An important contribution to a deeper understanding of the music of Jonathan Harvey, recognized as one of the leading composers active today.In Quest of Spirit offers important analytical guidance and intriguing interpretive insight into Harvey's compositions."Kent Nagano, Music Director and Conductor, Halle Orchestra, Opera de Lyon, and Berkeley Symphony

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