A novel in verse about the power of dance. A memoir about life as an artist in 1980s New York City. An answer to the question, â€śwhy should we listen to classical music?â€ť This weekâ€™s episode covers the many ways in which art affects our lives and the lives of those we encounter.
Hear more about their behind-the-mic experiences, and find out which author once listened to a famous epic fantasy series on audio as motivation to clean the house!
Listen to clips from their audiobooks:
An inspiring story of a young girlâ€™s struggle to regain her passion, told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning audiobook about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and the courage and resilience of the human spirit.
Brilliantly funny, frank, and shattering, this is a bittersweet memoir by Peter McGough of his life with artist David McDermott. Set in New Yorkâ€™s Lower East Side of the 1980s and mid-1990s, it is also a devastatingly candid look at extreme naivetĂ© and dysfunction, and how lives can become completely entwined even in failure.
A protĂ©gĂ© of Leonard Bernstein—his colleague for eighteen years—and an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over the world, John Mauceri helps us to reap the joys and pleasures classical music has to offer. Unpretentious, graceful, instructive, this is a book for the aficionado, the novice, and anyone looking to have the love of music fired within them.
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