Music and Reason - Charles T. SmithWatts & Co, 1947, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ faded and spotted, loss at head and tail of spine. Boards faded at head and tail of spine. Top edges of text block tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned.
This book reveals the truth about the art of music. It challenges the popular illusion, so ardently fostered by sentimental critics and historians, that great music is the fruit of divine inspiration. In simple language it demonstrates that all composers, from the immortals downwards, are crafts- men, applying knowledge and training on normal lines to the intellectual processes of musical expression.