The music Draper talks about is so beautiful, and most of it is on the CDs.
I especially appreciated her subtle nuances, like making distinctions between the phases of "grief," and the kinds of music that may be appropriate to each.
It also makes a lovely gift to anyone who loves, and loves to share the joy of music....
I read this book some years ago and actually took notes to help me remember and think about the wonderful thoughts presented by the author. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dave Fowers
I am very happy with this book, because the description matched the product. It is in good condition and the price was right. I received it promptly, too.Published on March 8, 2011 by lisanla
I come back to this book again and again, because on every page it illuminates something important and inspiring. Read morePublished on March 25, 2010 by Harriet Chessman
This book is full of love of music and inspiration for musicians of all ages and levels. For the historian, there are many lesser known, interesting facts. Read morePublished on October 16, 2001 by Trudy R
If you know nothing or everything about music, read this book to open up a whole new world. Draper's simple, elegant writing and natural approach to her subject will inspire... Read morePublished on September 27, 2001 by Colleen Daly
There are several things that stand out upon even a preliminary acquaintance with the book. The tasteful presentation of the book, the Klimt on the cover, the quality of the paper... Read morePublished on July 11, 2001 by A Motalygo
The carefully crafted prose of Maureen Draper's THE NATURE OF MUSIC demands and deserves a careful reader. That reader's attention will be rewarded for the effort expended. Read morePublished on July 7, 2001 by constance b. pratt
20 years ago Maureen McCarthy was my piano teacher. I have never forgotten her remarkable ability to combine the technical skills of piano playing with the subtle meanings of the... Read morePublished on June 26, 2001 by Russell Carpenter