Free Prime In Quest of Spirit (with audio CD): Thoughts on Music (Ernest Bloch Lectures)Author Jonathan Harvey –

The interests of the British composer Jonathan Harvey are wide and varied, embracing Christianity, Buddhism, eastern and western philosophy, aesthetics, science, and mysticism All affect his musical thinking and are a part of this text, which is accompanied by a compact disc featuring works discussed by the author Harvey explores aspects of music that he connects with spirituality self identity, ambiguity, unity, stasis, and silence In the course of his explorations he offers corroborating statements about music and spirituality from sources ranging from Nietzsche to Oliver Sacks The book and CD include samples of his own music as well as of compositions by Mozart, Scriabin, Stockhausen, and others that help to illustrate the profoundness of what Harvey deems the good listening experience