By Robert Jourdain
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 writing." - Boston Phoenix.