13 January 2011 § Leave a comment
I offer you an excellent episode of WNYC’s Radiolab: Musical Language. Among other fascinating stories is a neurological take on Stravinsky’s debut of The Rite of Spring.
*addendum: If you only have time to listen to something shorter, I strongly recommend this short excerpt from an older episode. The whole episode had to do with memory and forgetting. This bit has to do with a musician who is struck by the most terrible amnesia imaginable… This story slays me.