“The Circle of Love” This is probably the simplest and most direct statement that I can make about music. Read More »
“Beethoven’s Love for His Mother”
“I found my mother still alive but in a most deplorable state; the disease was consumption, and about seven weeks ago, after much pain and suffering, she died. She was such a kind, loving mother to me, and my best friend. Ah, who was happier than I when I could still utter the sweet name, mother, and it was heard?Read More »
“Every Listener Can Become a Healer”
The music we hear is third generation Inspiration:
The composer Inspired by the Spirit World writes the composition as his Aspirational response.
Then the performer is Inspired by the composer’s Aspiration to Aspire when playing it.
And then we are Inspired by his Aspiration to now in our ways respond with Aspiration, and so to Inspire others.Read More »
“Expressionism in Music”
As soon as the music starts, we search for the tune. We must find it, or else we reject the piece as “too modern.”
But what if the very need for a tune is itself a problem? Isn’t the music the equivalent of what is called in art “expressionism”? We have paintings – “modern” – without a subject, and now music without a tune.Read More »
“The Muse Enchained”
“Composing,” the composer proclaimed, “is creating within restraints.” And I did hear it right: restraints!
I have always believed that more restraints mean less creativity. Creativity comes from the Muse, and It must be free to express Itself into the world, for Its Song is ever of love. But there are so many hindrances and distortions on Its way up to conscious release that It is never clearly heard.Read More »