The Self-Restorative Power of Music: A Psychological Perspective

Author(s) : Frank M. Lachmann

The Self-Restorative Power of Music: A Psychological Perspective

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 118
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 96044
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032007847
  • ISBN 10 : 1032007842

Reviews and Endorsements

"Frank Lachmann displays extraordinary musical acumen, from his evolutionary analysis of a baby's 1st "Mmm" to his exploration of Beethoven's 9th. As a cabaret singer, I was taken by his insight into how Cole Porter's songwriting affirmed his sense of self despite agonizing pain and depression. In "The Self-Restorative Power of Music" Yo-Yo Ma refers to "goosebump moments". During this time of isolation and shut-down of venues, I now experience those moments playing piano; yet I long to express myself again in halls filled with warm hearts and eager ears. To quote Frank Lachmann : "I sing, therefore I am". " - KT Sullivan, Artistic Director, The Mabel Mercer Foundation.

"This is a magnificent book written by a magnificent man who integrates so much about the human condition as it is encountered in music, in development, in the creation of meaning and in the psychoanalytic Spielraum. We are also treated as a contrapuntal motif to an intriguing inquiry into the complex logarithms that exist between Jewishness and music. This is a must read." - Jim Herzog, Training and Supervisory Analyst and Child and Adolescent Supervisory Analyst, Boston, Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Harvard Medical School.

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