“Is the Musician Benevolent?”

A man who is not Good, what can he have to do with music? So proclaimed Confucius!
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“A Tribute to Hephzibah Menuhin”

In the middle of last night, I thought of "Fisher." Was it the Fisher Library at Sydney University? Then it became Avery Fisher – the concert hall at Lincoln Center. Why? Who?
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“Music the Primal Art”

In 1939-1940 Stravinsky delivered the Charles Eliot Norton series of lectures at Harvard University. They were entitled 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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“Music as Magic”

Listening, loving, Max Goberman and Meistersinger, I find myself exclaiming “Magic!” What did I mean? What does magic mean?
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“Is there anywhere a recording?”

Is there anywhere a recording, a transcription, of a composer’s mother’s music?
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“Music to Remind Us”

all the Arts,
to remind us
of her Soul.
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“Be As the Mother Lullabying”

The potential for recorded music to be healing is so much greater with loudspeakers than with headphones, for with headphones the air does not dance. Better still is music live, for then you can relate to the performer.
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“The Performer, His Audience, and the Maternal Instinct”

Music as the Maternal Instinct. A mother doesn't lullaby to get love – but to give.

Musicians, in contrast, are yearning to get – from the audience as the mother. Their music a cry for love. Listen to Beethoven – he is desperately seeking, not giving. They all are.

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“Their Muses to Actuate Ours”

What if we listeners knew, that the reason to listen to music is for us to be inspired to make it?
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Lilt: “My Song Is Love Unknown”

Dr. Diamond has composed a large number of special therapeutic songs which he calls lilts. Like his original artwork and photography, his lilts are created with the specific intention of raising the Life Energy of the performer and his audience.

1. My song is love unknown,
my Savior’s love to me,
love to the loveless shown,
that they might lovely be.
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