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Elizabeth Sombart

‘I’ve just completed the reading of your book. I relished every page of it. What an extraordinary book. Every pianist in the world should read it. It’s the source of immense knowledge and information.
What a brilliant idea to centre the book on Zen and interview each musician on the essence of it. Zen has a profound place in my life. I too search for silence and I passionately read the book by Herrigel. What an inspiration and guide it has been throughout my life.
Reading your book re-centred me. I loved your chapters on Celibidache. I was reminded of his teaching and the time I spent with him when learning the phenomenology of music. You captured his spirit and philosophy.
Loved all the quotes you included. What research you have done. I feel inspired to work harder and deeper. Congratulations on this monumental book!’