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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001109.txt from 2003/06

From: (Ormondtoby Montoya)
Subj: RE: [kl] Unfixing the words
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 15:25:21 -0400

<><> Christy=A0Erickson wrote:

The idea that thoughts influence and control feelings is the theory on
which rational behavioral or cognitive therapy is based. [major snip]
in more cases than some [people] seem to think, it is not the thoughts
that control the feelings, it is the feelings controlling the thoughts.

Anthony Storr in "Music And The Mind", $14 in paperback, talks about
this a lot. Overall, he agrees with you. He offers data (letters,
etc) from Stravinsky, Bartok, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Wagner and a whole
bunch of others, including from philosophers who either played or
speculated about the meaning of music.

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