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#3218222 05/21/22 09:59 PM
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Just am finishing it up, and I just have been amazed.

I stopped halfway through after learning a lot, and finished the other half today. I'm definitely going to revisit this book multiple times in my life, I wrote out some sections I'm going to ask a teacher about too.

This book is what music is about, the spiritual element to music is so so IMPORTANT. Also the sound in your head, I have always had it but it's never been under my control, now it's under my control much more.

I am now going to start listening to more choral works in general and of Bach, and chamber/opera music in general. I have listened to some stuff, my favorite piece is probably, Scriabin Symphony 1 (the last movement = WOW!) but I haven't listened to any of the Beethoven ones and a small handful of Mozart ones.

I do love the singing of Caruso, but, I have so much to listen to. My brother who is truly a great musician, he is definitely one of the top guitar players alive (yet he doesn't pursue music! what a shame), says as a musician it is your job to listen to music. And, I thought I understood what he meant, but, until finishing this book I REALLY understand what he means. There is SO much out there and you MUST listen to learn.

Well, I just cannot believe how much I've learned from this book and how deeply I appreciate Neuhaus wisdom and dialectical approach. It's clear he was a man of the highest degree, in all categories: Art, Philosophy, "science", etc.


My gods are: Cortot, Horowitz, and Sofronitsky,

Started piano during COVID, hopefully I can play Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, and Scriabin compositions one day...
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Thanks so much for highlighting the Scriabin symphony as you did.
You inspired (provoked?) me to go and listen for the first time to any of his symphonies. I so much think of him only on his piano music, even though I've read and heard about his "colors" and "synesthesia" stuff in relation to the symphonies.

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Originally Posted by Mark_C
Thanks so much for highlighting the Scriabin symphony as you did.
You inspired (provoked?) me to go and listen for the first time to any of his symphonies. I so much think of him only on his piano music, even though I've read and heard about his "colors" and "synesthesia" stuff in relation to the symphonies.


Yeah the first one to me is one of the apex of classical I've listened to. I'd say: Rach symphony 2 adagio, rpc 2/3, chopin nocturnes/mazurka/ballade1&4, beethoven piano trio (archduke, but all his trios great), BACH WTC 1-2, scriabin sonata 4 2nd mvmnt, liszt sonata, and probably some other stuff I can't think of off the top of my head are some of the most powerful things I've heard (on a spiritual level), listening. But, I'm sure there is stuff I'm missing, the last movement of the symphony is too great...

I need to listen to Beethoven though, I really have barely listened to his symphonies, I know 5th and 9th through osmosis but never listened to them. I plan to see a lot of them in person this summer hopefully.


My gods are: Cortot, Horowitz, and Sofronitsky,

Started piano during COVID, hopefully I can play Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, and Scriabin compositions one day...

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