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Ramón Andrés

A World in the Ear

The birth of Music in Culture

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Acantilado

January 2008

576 pages

Essay, Human Studies, Music

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Italian (Adelphi)
Chinese (Citic Press Corporation)

Original Title: El mundo en el oído

When was music born? This is the question that guides Ramón Andrés’ work, from the earliest human encounters with sound through to works of contemporary composers, via China, Mesopotamia, India, Egypt, Greece and Rome. A World in the Ear is both a richly documented essay and a thrilling, intense tour through a discipline that, century after century, has proven to be a matchless source of knowledge and delight. Music is a key element of human culture. Not only does it contribute towards our understanding of the cosmos but it also has a healing function which transports us to other worlds and opens our minds to other states of consciousness. To quote the author: “There is no culture anywhere in which music does not serve as a precious means to knowledge”.

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«A skilfully and zestfully told story which conveys its passion to the reader».
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«An impressive work that shouldn’t be missed by any music lover».
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