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"Brilliant, spiritual, funny - at times exasperating - this wonderful book is an irreverent and intimate conversational tour of the physical and spiritual reality of music. Ear-opening, mind-cracking, this is a paean to difficult love, and will remind you of every piece of music that you’ve really listened to."

— Margaret Doody, John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature at the University of Notre Dame, and author of Aristotle Detective and other novels



“As a first rate composer in his own right, Rose writes from an artist’s highly personal perspective, at times polemical, always enthusiastic in both praise and criticism…Rose sets down the basis for an ongoing argument, one in which the very spirit of our great musical tradition must be examined without fear of debate in order to keep it alive.” —Dr. Donald Sloan, Chair, Department of Music, Coastal Carolina University



"Brilliant, spiritual, funny - at times exasperating - this wonderful book is an irreverent and intimate conversational tour of the physical and spiritual reality of music. Ear-opening, mind-cracking, this is a paean to difficult love, and will remind you of every piece of music that you've really listened to." - Margaret Doody, John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature at the University of Notre Dame, and author of Aristotle Detective and other novels


"As a first rate composer in his own right, Rose writes from an artist's highly personal perspective, at times polemical, always enthusiastic in both praise and criticism...Rose sets down the basis for an ongoing argument, one in which the very spirit of our great musical tradition must be examined without fear of debate in order to keep it alive." Dr. Donald Sloan, Chair, Department of Music, Coastal Carolina University


"Brilliant, spiritual, funny - at times exasperating - this wonderful book is an irreverent and intimate conversational tour of the physical and spiritual reality of music. Ear-opening, mind-cracking, this is a paean to difficult love, and will remind you of every piece of music that you’ve really listened to." - Margaret Doody, John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature at the University of Notre Dame, and author of Aristotle Detective and other novels


“As a first rate composer in his own right, Rose writes from an artist’s highly personal perspective, at times polemical, always enthusiastic in both praise and criticism…Rose sets down the basis for an ongoing argument, one in which the very spirit of our great musical tradition must be examined without fear of debate in order to keep it alive.” Dr. Donald Sloan, Chair, Department of Music, Coastal Carolina University

About the Author

Michael Alec Rose is Associate Professor of Composition at Vanderbilt University, where he has won several awards for teaching excellence. His symphonic, chamber and vocal works have delighted and challenged audiences the world over, and he gives frequent guest lectures on music in the United States and abroad.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (August 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441180508
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441180506
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This wonderful book operates on multiple levels at the same time. At the most immediate level, it presents a series of detailed, meticulously argued reflections on how music achieves its powerful effects, drawing in almost synesthetic fashion on the arts, literature, and philosophy to shed brilliant new light on a wide variety of musical pieces, ranging from Beethoven to the Beatles. It is playfully, intelligently, and eloquently written, a joy to read. And it has changed the way I will henceforth listen to music in all its genres and variety.
But at a deeper level this book is also a sustained analysis of art and its relation to a life well lived. It is about meaning, and how we find it, and how we can further enhance our never-ending quest to experience it. Rose has produced a work that, while starting out as a discussion of how art functions, actually becomes a work of art in its own right.
A deeply resonant and affecting book, powerful, brilliantly creative, and original.
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