I enter directly into a fabulous music-instrument realm. It will take considerable suspensions of disbelief to enjoy my fables (since many human-instrument crossovers happen), yet I think it a suitable suspension. To the extent that my music fables are portraits of various music instruments (and composers, conductors, instrument makers), they should confirm what experience has taught and suggest musical allegories newcomers could not imagine. Seen from inside music, from the standpoint of musical instruments, musical compositions have a different reality and a renewed sense of existence.
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About the Author
Bob Mueller was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1925 to Dora (nee Doering), a dressmaker, and Hugo Ferdinand Mueller, a pastry baker. His brother George was a bass who sang in the St. Louis Municipal Opera. As a boy Bob was a virtuoso on the toy Tonette at Roe Grade School. He received amateur radio license W9AXB at 13 and spent many quiet hours with the mellifluous and melodic heterodynes of amateur radio signals from across the world singing in his ears. He joined the Navy during World War II and was sent to MIT. He went to sea on a Destroyer Escort, seeing action in the Mediterranean. After the Navy he finished a BS in electrical engineering from MIT, and then he took a BA in Philosophy/Aesthetics from NYU in New York City. He began writing essays, philosophy, poetry, and fiction. For recreation he taught himself to play the flute. Hitting a learning plateau he began studying with Jimmy Politis, first flute at the Met, and then with Samuel Baron, founder of the New York Woodwind Quintet. He also studied music theory with Fritz Rikko, a musicologist and violist. For years Bob played flute in the Greenwich House Music School orchestra (operas and symphonies). He married Diana Lobl who became a lawyer and mother of their children Erik and Rachel. He founded an amateur sight-reading orchestra in Princeton, the Avalon Orchestra, and shepherded it into today's Lawrence Sight Reading Orchestra. Retiring recently he passed his baton to Clive Muncaster and began studying the viola. John Day published his books Inventivity, The Science of Art, Eyes in Space, and Inventor's Notebook. Some of his novels are available online.