Music and Medicine: Hummel, Weber, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner : notes on their lives, works, and medical histories
In this second volume of Music & Medicine, Anton Neumayr investigates the medical histories of six composers: Johann Nepomuk Hummel, whose musical creations form a bridge between classicism and romanticism, Carl Maria von Weber, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner. A classic pianist and a physician himself, Neumayr delves into the relationship between their musical creativity and their fascinating illnesses, giving us a unique and intimate view of the lives of these brilliant composers. "Neumayr sets standards for biography and pathography that few authors will be able to meet. An outstanding clinician and musician in his own right, he is just as conversant in 18th and 19th century diagnostics and therapeutics. Based on extensive research into primary sources and archive material in music, medicine, law and government, he is able to go far beyond previous accounts of the lives of great musicians." Otto M. Marx, Current Opinion in Psychiatry. To order this volume or all three volumes, contact Medi-Ed Press at 800-500-8205 or write: 523 HUnter Blvd, Lansing, MI 48910.
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Preface to Volume 2
Carl Maria von Weber 17861826
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