The World in Six Songs

The World in Six Songs How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature Daniel Levitin

Dividing the sum total of human musical achievement, from Beethoven to The Beatles, Busta Rhymes to Bach, into just six fundamental forms, Levitin illuminates, through songs of friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love, how music has been instrumental in the evolution of language, thought and culture. And how, far from being a bit of a song and dance, music is at the core of what it means to be human. A one-time record producer, now a leading neuroscientist, Levitin has composed a catchy and startlingly ambitious narrative that weaves together Darwin and Dionne Warwick, memoir and biology, anthropology and a jukebox of anecdote to create nothing less than the ' soundtrack of civilisation' .
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780241987810
Uitgever
Penguin Books Ltd
Druk
1e
Verschenen
04-07-2019
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
368 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Nederlandstalige literatuur

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