The Brain and Ecstasy
This book is composed as a "way
in" to the musical experience, gracefully guiding us along
the sonic continuum from sound...to tone...to melody...to harmony...right
on through to ecstasy! Written in a highly engaging and vividly
sensuous style, it features the author's wealth of musical expertise,
from classical piano to New Music. In a clear and understandable
way, he outlines the physiological and psychological elements
which allow us to experience music as a multidimensional phenomenon.
This thorough reference book includes an extensive glossary,
notes and bibliography. "Jourdain's deep love for serious
music gives his book a moral force and passion rare in science
- Boston Phoenix.