Power of Music Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song

ISBN-10: 0802719961

ISBN-13: 9780802719966

Edition: 2011

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 5/31/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Elena Manneshas won six Emmys and many other national awards for her documentaries. She is a member of one of the first families of American music. Her grandparents founded the Mannes College of Music in New York City; her great uncle, Walter Damrosch, conducted the Metropolitan Opera and was the instigator for the building of Carnegie Hall

Foreword
Introduction: Music Matters
The Musical Body and Brain
Feeling the Sound
Music Plays the Body
The Brain Plays Music
Is Music Our Genetic Birthright?
The Musical Self
Agony and Ecstasy: How We Listen
Mind-Bending Notes: Can Music Make Us Smarter?
Music Speaks
Why Music?
The Resonant World
Whale Songs, Elephant Bands, and Dancing Birds
The Music of the Spheres
Music RX
Pain, Pills-or Music
The Next Wave?
Beyond the Concert Hall
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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