- Why wasn’t Nathaniel able to continue his career?
- How was he treated?
- How did the presenter fell when starting their lesson?
- How did music influence Nathaniel?
- To what extent is music medication for you?
And the source was a man, an African-American man, charming, rugged, homeless, playing a violin that only had two strings.
to be cut short
…whose promising career was cut short by a tragic affliction with paranoid schizophrenia.
He was speaking in a very jovial and gregarious way…
…because of the treacherous first violin passage work in the last movement of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony.
And Nathaniel was in such a state of agitation when we started our first lesson.
in the grip of
It was as if he was in the grip of some invisible pharmaceutical, a chemical reaction…
…he started playing, by ear, certain snippets of violin concertos.
…he related to this music at a personal level.
…we’re able to shape those emotions into reality.
…the redemptive power of music brought him back into a family of musicians.