A Sounding Mirror: Courage and Music in Our Time

A Sounding Mirror: Courage and Music in Our Time

by Thomas Stumpf
     
 

Illuminating the author’s unshakable faith in the power of music in people’s lives, this text draws upon the fields of literature, philosophy, psychology, and religious thought to highlight the importance of music in an increasingly chaotic and techno-centric world. Issues such as the folly of the work/play mindset and the relationship of music to…  See more details below

Overview

Illuminating the author’s unshakable faith in the power of music in people’s lives, this text draws upon the fields of literature, philosophy, psychology, and religious thought to highlight the importance of music in an increasingly chaotic and techno-centric world. Issues such as the folly of the work/play mindset and the relationship of music to time’s inexorable passage are discussed, as are many ways in which music can lead to a deeper understanding of the human condition. The superficiality of the market-driven world of professional pop music and the ineffectual approach of traditional music education are also explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974115870
Publisher:
Higganum Hill Books
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
A Directions 21 Book Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Stumpf has been the music director at a Unitarian church for more than 10 years. He received degrees from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and the New England Conservatory of Music–Boston, and has received the Bösendorfer Prize, the Lilli Lehmann Medal, and the Kahn Award. He has taught at the New England Conservatory, the University of Massachusetts, and Boston University.

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