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Music and the mind

Author: Anthony Storr
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why does music have such a powerful effect on our minds and bodies? It is the most mysterious and most intangible of all forms of art. Yet, Anthony Storr believes, music today is a deeply significant experience for a greater number of people than ever before. In this challenging book, he explores why this should be so. Music is a succession of tones through time. How can a sequence of sounds both express emotion and
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Storr, Anthony.
Music and the mind.
New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1992
(OCoLC)756424637
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Storr
ISBN: 0029316219 9780029316214
OCLC Number: 26095350
Description: xii, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins and collective functions --
Music, brain and body --
Basic patterns --
Songs without words --
Escape from reality? --
The solitary listener --
The innermost nature of the world --
A justification of existence --
The significance of music.
Responsibility: Anthony Storr.

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Examines the psychological, emotional, historical and philosophical roles of the musical experience in a person's life. This text looks at music as both a social and a solitary experience and  Read more...

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