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MUSIC AND EURYTHMYspacerRUDOLF STEINER

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AN INTRODUCTION TO EURYTHMY

The art of eurythmy strives to make the invisible visible in a harmonious and disciplined play of color, form, sound, and motion. During the early years of the twentieth century when eurythmy was young and little known, Rudolf Steiner's introductory talks prepared nearly 300 audiences for their encounters with this wholly new way of presenting drama, poetry, and music through human movement. Full of life and creativity, these talks illuminate the richness underlying the spiritual laws of this new art form.

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THE EARLY HISTORY OF EURYTHMY

Notebook entries, addresses, rehearsals, programs, introductions to performances, and a chronology, 1913–1924; Talks given before 16 eurythmy performances in Bottmingen, Dusseldorf, Munich, Berlin, Dornach, Stuttgart, Ilkley, and Penmaenmawr

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EURYTHMY

An Introductory Reader

Rudolf Steiner's original contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct 'spiritual research', the investigation of metaphysical dimensions of existence. Samples of his work are to be found in this introductory reader in which Beth Usher brings together excerpts from Steiner's many talks and writings on Eurythmy. The volume also features an editorial introduction, commentary and notes.

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EURYTHMY FORMS FOR TONE EURYTHMY

Volume IX

Eurythmy performance is choreographed according to 'forms' drawn to reflect the inner nature of spoken language (speech eurythmy) or a musical piece (tone eurythmy). Steiner produced about 1,500 forms for speech and tone eurythmy. Many of them arose spontaneously in response to requests for forms from eurythmists. Steiner's spontaneity is readily apparent in the sketches themselves, with some drawn at rehearsals as he listened to the music. Steiner sketched others in the evening after hearing the music once, making them available for rehearsal the next day. When he was confined to bed during his final illness, he drew forms simply by looking at the sheet music.

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EURYTHMY THERAPY

Created in 1911, eurythmy was developed for years as an artistic and educational discipline. Although Rudolf Steiner pointed out its healing aspects from the very beginning, it was only in 1921 that he gave a course of lectures that gave the art of eurythmy a vital new application. To the assembled eurythmists and doctors, he presented what one participant described as '...a complete and detailed method of eurythmy therapy, in which we could directly experience that even today the creative and therapeutic power of the word ... is still at work'.

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THE INNER NATURE OF MUSIC AND THE EXPERIENCE OF TONE

"A tone is at the foundation of everything in the physical world." This is one of many astonishing statements made by Rudolf Steiner in this collection of seven lectures on the inner realities of music. These lectures are an unusual treasure as they are the only two groups of lectures that Steiner gave primarily on music, other than the lecture cycle for the tone eurythmy course, Eurythmy as Visible Music.

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MUSIC

Mystery, Art and the Human Being

‘Our neurosensory system is inwardly configured music, and we experience music as an artistic quality to the degree that a piece of music is in tune with the mystery of our own musical structure.’ – Rudolf Steiner

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PHYSIOLOGY AND HEALING

Treatment, Therapy and Hygiene – Spiritual Science and Medicine

‘The intention is to take a practical subject and show how our spiritual science with anthroposophical orientation truly can play an effective role in everyday life.’ – Rudolf Steiner

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MUSIC AND EURYTHMYspacerOTHER AUTHORS

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EURYTHMY AND THE IMPULSE OF DANCE

Marjorie Raffe

Cecil Harwood, Marguerite Lundgren

‘Eurythmy is that very thing which dancers with a true idealism have been unconsciously seeking – that inner harmony and balance that was a natural condition of the Greeks, visible in their statues and carved figures, so that, even in a standing pose, movement seems to flow through them.’

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EVERYDAY EURYTHMY

Exercises to Calm, Strengthen and Centre

A Workbook for Daily Practice

Sivan Karnieli

With drawings by Nina-Sophie Jutard-Graewe

‘Eurythmy, if you have heard of it at all, is more than you realize. It is certainly different from how it usually appears...’

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EXPANDING TONAL AWARENESS

A Musical Exploration of the Evolution of Consciousness – from Ancient Tone Systems to New Tonalities – Guided by the Monochord

Heiner Ruland

Heiner Ruland charts a practical path towards a deepened musical understanding, illuminating the panorama of humanity’s musical past. Indicating what may happen – and needs to happen – to music in the immediate and more distant future, the implications of this book for composition, musical education and therapy are immense.

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HUMAN HEARING AND THE REALITY OF MUSIC

Armin J. Husemann

Music is not simply something we hear. We experience it and love it; it is a primal human need. If, as the pianist Alfred Brendel put it, that we are able to "take music at its word," we confront questions that also moved the author since his adolescent years: What takes hold of me when I experience music? What reality touches me when music is playing? What happens physiologically in the human body when we experience and make music? The author approaches these questions from three perspectives: first, from his personal experience and active love of music; second, from the physiological perspective; and third, from Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science.

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SINGING AND THE ETHERIC TONE

Gracia Ricardo's Approach to Singing, Based on Her Work with Rudolf Steiner

Hilda Deighton

Gina Palermo
Dina Soresi Winter

A practical, joyful approach to singing that draws its strength and inspiration from Gracia Ricardo's work with Rudolf Steiner. This is an invaluable book for any singer, professional or not, who wants to improve singing abilities based on working with the whole body - the spirit, the soul, and the physical organism.

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THERAPEUTIC EURYTHMY FOR CHILDREN

From Early Childhood to Adolescence With Practical Exercises

Anne-Maidlin Vogel

Preface M. Glocker, Edited N.F. Vogel

As a form of movement therapy, eurythmy has been very effective in treating physical and mental developmental disorders. This book is a rich source of information for professional eurythmy therapists, physicians and teachers of children up to 15 years of age. Therapeutic Eurythmy for Children provides not only examples for exercises, but also offers useful references for personal development and additional training for therapists.

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THERAPEUTIC EURYTHMY FOR CHILDREN

From Early Childhood to Adolescence With Practical Exercises

Anne-Maidlin Vogel

Preface M. Glocker, Edited N.F. Vogel

As a form of movement therapy, eurythmy has been very effective in treating physical and mental developmental disorders. This book is a rich source of information for professional eurythmy therapists, physicians and teachers of children up to 15 years of age. Therapeutic Eurythmy for Children provides not only examples for exercises, but also offers useful references for personal development and additional training for therapists.

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UNCOVERING THE VOICE

The Cleansing Power of Song

Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

"This book is pure gold for the singer and singing therapist of today" - Mary Thienes Schunemann, founder, naturally you can sing! productions.

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