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Music

“Reflections on Sibelius”

For the last thirty years of his life Sibelius, whom I so love, composed almost nothing. What was he hearing? What was he feeling?
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Audio Lecture: Einstein’s Violin

Einstein’s violin-playing was integral to who he was as a person, and therefore a key to understanding his genius.
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“Music as Healing”

Music as Healing is not artistic technique...
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“Author or Writer? Entertainer or True Musician?”

A writer writes from a need to express his inner self to so benefit his readers, whereas an author writes selfishly to benefit himself through the manipulation of his readers. Most so-called writers are really authors, as are most actors, artists, and musicians, however skilled they may be.
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Audio Lecture: Composers and Intimacy

After extensive research, Dr. Diamond discovers a group of seven classical composers whose music deeply energizes an essential aspect of the Acupuncture Emotional System: intimacy, associated with the liver meridian. These are the composers he most wants to listen to.
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Audio Lecture: Listening to Music and Oneness

As we listen to music, and move with it, we can become one with it. In this way, music has the potential to connect us with the ultimate truth: that all is one.
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“A New Approach to Singing”

What if singing were also equally in- and out-breaths, so that the singer would wait at the end of every phrase for the breath to enter by itself?
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“No Wrong Notes in All of Life”

If there is no not-God, then there can be no wrong notes
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“All As Intended”

There can be no wrong notes, for all is Intended. It's just that some are judged wrong (and that's also as Intended).
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“The Primal Art”

In 1940 Stravinsky delivered the Charles Eliot Norton series of lectures at Harvard University. They were entitled “The Poetics of Music.” I feel certain that whoever came up with the title was not a musician. For it is backwards.
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