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The music of light : the extraordinary story of Hikari and Kenzaburo Oe

Author: Lindsley Cameron
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1998.
Series: G.K. Hall large print inspirational collection.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most popular classical composer of our day was born with a medical deformity so severe that his parents had to fight to keep him alive. They named him Hikari, which means "light"; now in his thirties, with an I.Q. of 65, limited language and motor skills, and an inability to express emotions clearly, Hikari has indeed become a beacon of inspiration. He has miraculous musical gifts, including a phenomenal memory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Large type books
Named Person: Hikari Ōe; Kenzaburō Ōe; Hikari Ōe; Kenzaburō Ōe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsley Cameron
ISBN: 0783802862 9780783802862
OCLC Number: 39335132
Description: 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: G.K. Hall large print inspirational collection.
Responsibility: Lindsley Cameron.

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The most popular classical composer of our day was born with a medical deformity so severe that his parents had to fight to keep him alive. They named him Hikari, which means "light"; now in his thirties, with an I.Q. of 65, limited language and motor skills, and an inability to express emotions clearly, Hikari has indeed become a beacon of inspiration. He has miraculous musical gifts, including a phenomenal memory and the ability to compose chamber works that have broken sales records and delighted hundreds of thousands of listeners. His father's boundless love for and devotion to Hikari have been inspirational in more than one way. Kenzaburo Oe has written many novels and essays based on the experience of raising his musical-savant son, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1994. Based on exclusive access to the Oe family, as well as interviews with brain specialists and performers of Hikari's music, and including assessments by leading music critics, The Music of Light offers a portrait of uniqueness. Hikari is the only savant known in history who has composed original music. Lindsley Cameron explains how his brain works; how he can express sadness in his music but not with language or his face; and how his musical activities have extended his mental capacities.

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