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Date: 5 July 2009
From: Mark H. Teeter <teeter@middlebury.edu>
Subject: Book release, Oxford University Press [The Natural Musician] 

The Natural Musician
On abilities, giftedness and talent
Dina Kirnarskaya
Foreword by Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Translated from the Russian by Mark H. Teeter
ISBN13: 9780199560134ISBN10: 0199560137 Hardback, 400 pages

July 2009, In Stock

The Natural Musician is the story of how we become composers, performers and discriminating listeners. This is a book that will fascinate anyone with an interest in music and musicians, from professionals in music psychology and education to musicians themselves, whether amateur or professional.

No book so actively and extensively draws upon the whole spectrum of contemporary scientific and scholarly knowledge in the field. Gennady Rozhdestvensky

The pleasure youll get from The Natural Musician will be enormous, regardless of what musical genre is yours and how seriously you pursue iteven if youre just an ordinary sort who sways to the music. Rolling Stone

Dina Kirnarskaya is Professor of Psychology and Musicology, Russian Gnesins' Academy of Music, Moscow.