The Inner Nature of Music and the Experience of Tone, 詩書坊


The Inner Nature of Music and the Experience of Tone

The Inner Nature of Music and the Experience of Tone

Rudolf Steiner Edited by Alice WulsinTranslated by Maria St. Goar 


"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, since they are the only two groups of lectures that Steiner gave primarily
on music, other than the lecture cycle for the tone eurythmy course, 
as Visible Music

In the first group of three lectures, given in 1906, Steiner explains why music
affects the human soul so powerfully. Music has always held a special position
among the arts because it is the only art form whose archetype, or source, lies
not in the physical world, as with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but purely
in the spiritual world-the soul's true home. Music thus directly expresses through
tones the innermost essence of the cosmos, and our sense of well-being when
we hear music comes from a recognition of our soul's experience in the spiritual

In the remaining lectures, given in 1922 and 1923, Steiner discusses our experience
of musical intervals and shows how it has undergone profound changes during the
course of evolution. The religious effects of music in ancient times and the union
of music with speech are considered, as well as the origin of musical instruments
out of imaginations that accompanied singing. New insights are offered on the
nature of the major and minor modes and on future directions of musical

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