Music and Medicine, Volume 1

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Medi-Ed Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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Music and Medicine by Anton Neumayr contains fascinating stories about the lives, works, and medical histories of some of the great composers of classical music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Neumayr's medical expertise brings a unique perspective to the lives of these talented musicians. Anton Neumayr, distinguished physician and accomplished musician, sheds new light on the lives of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. "Based on extensive research into primary sources and archival material in music, medicine, law and government, he is able to go far beyond previous accounts of the lives of the great musicians. His psychological insight is adapted to the period under discussion. While he can discuss the interplay of health and disease with the creativity of the composer, his deductions about the relationship remain close to the facts he discovered. The volumes are exceptionally well-written..." --Prof. Otto M. Marx, Biographies and Pathographies. Neumayr has spent over twenty years researching medical-historical questions related to the lives of the classical composers culminating in this fine text, originally published in Austria, MUSIK UND MEDIZIN, by Jugend and Volk, Vienna. Volume 1 of 3 volumes. Translation by Bruce Cooper Clark. To order, call: (800) 500-8205 or write to MEDI-ED Press, #5 White Place, Bloomington, IL 61701.

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Joseph Haydn 1732 1809

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