• For the Love of Music

  • A Conductor's Guide to the Art of Listening
  • By: John Mauceri
  • Narrated by: John Mauceri
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins

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For the Love of Music

By: John Mauceri
Narrated by: John Mauceri
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With a lifetime of experience, profound knowledge and understanding, as well as heartwarming appreciation, an internationally celebrated conductor and teacher answers the questions: why should I listen to classical music? How can I get the most from the listening experience? 

A protegee of Leonard Bernstein - his colleague for 18 years - and an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over the world, John Mauceri helps us to reap the joy and pleasures classical music has to offer. Briefly, we learn the way a musical tradition born in ancient Greece, embraced by the Roman Empire, and subsequently nurtured by influences from across the globe, gave shape to the classical music that came to be embraced by cultures from Japan to Bolivia. Then Mauceri examines the music itself, helping us understand what it is we hear when we listen to classical music: how, by a kind of sonic metaphor, it expresses the deepest recesses of human feeling and emotion; how each piece bears the traces of its history; how the concert experience - a unique one each and every time - allows us to discover music anew. Unpretentious, graceful, instructive, this is a book for the aficionado, the novice and anyone looking to have the love of music fired within them.

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©2020 John Mauceri (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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  • 09-03-20


The book I wish I could have read 55 years ago, (I'm now 70). Clarity and insights aplenty.

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