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Rhythm and Life

The Work of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze

Irwin Spector

429 pp.

19 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0945193005

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""As far as literature in English is concerned this new addition to the DANCE AND MUSIC SERIES is the only book of its kind. It offers a biography of Jaques-Dalcroze a survey of his principal compositions an explanation and demonstration of his pedagogical works his sensational ear training method especially the landmark project rythmique (eurythmics-physical responses to rhythm and other musical elements). The author discusses musical life in Switzerland particularly the inimitable festivals and shows how Jaques-Dalcroze's ideas served as a springboard in the development of modern dance and theatre and in general education and therapy for the handicapped.



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