- Gebundene Ausgabe: 248 Seiten
- Verlag: Univ of Chicago Pr; Auflage: New. (28. Mai 1999)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0226065855
- ISBN-13: 978-0226065854
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 2,3 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
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For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 28. Mai 1999
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"This book serves as a running commentary on the nature and depth of this love, and all the connections it has formed in his life. . . . The music, he concludes, has become part of him, and that is worth the price."--Clea Simon "Boston Globe "
"The book will be read with delight by every well-meaning amateur who has ever struggled. . . . Even general readers will come away with a valuable lesson for living: Never mind the outcome of a possibly vain pursuit; in the passion that is expended lies the glory."--John von Rhein "Chicago Tribune "
"Hooray for amateurs! And huzzahs to Wayne Booth for honoring them as they deserve. "For the Love of It" celebrates amateurism with genial philosophizing and pointed cultural criticism, as well as with personal reminiscences and self-effacing wit."--James Sloan Allen "USA Today "
"If, in truth, Booth is an amateur player now in his fifth decade of amateuring, he is certainly not an amateur thinker about music and culture. . . . Would that all of us who think and teach and care about music could be so practical and profound at the same time."
--Peter Kountz "New York Times Book Review "
This book serves as a running commentary on the nature and depth of this love, and all the connections it has formed in his life. . . . The music, he concludes, has become part of him, and that is worth the price."--Clea Simon "Boston Globe ""
Why would anyone spend free hours and weekends on a demanding practice that promises no payoff in money, fame, or power? Is it true that anything worth doing is worth doing only if you can get credit for doing it really well? Why do amateurs do what they do? Wayne Booth found himself enticed by these questions after taking up the cello at age 31 and then experiencing decades not just of unforeseen struggle but of comic and humiliating disasters - followed by hours of astonishing bliss playing chamber music. This book tells the story not only of this intimate struggle between man and cello but also of the larger struggle between a society obsessed with success and payoff and individuals who choose challenging hobbies that yield no payoff except the love of it. This fundamental opposition leads Booth into diverse meditations on how amateuring relates to all other loves and pleasures. In his celebration of how the amateur's labouring can blossom, he thus joins a long line of thinkers who have puzzled over the meanings of "fun", "work" and "love."Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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The rest is overblown pretentious musings on the nature and value of amateurism with a watch-me-go display of unpersuasive humility and academic erudition about other irrelevancies.
If you've played, you know the few charming parts already. If you don't, this book is largely filler.
The shortcomings of the book are probably the result of his being a professor of literature, causing him to expend space on quotes and discussions that are more peripheral to the topic than enlightening. He doesn’t disparage other forms of amateur endeavor, such as painting, but does spend most of his time relating his cello playing experiences with his life and what those experiences brought to him. It’s what he calls amateuring. This book is not about how to play the cello better.
I think the real value in the book is about how someone loves what they do for a hobby, is pretty good but not great at it, and finds practicing both valuable as an activity and essential to developing and improving one’s skills. His discussions about playing with others and in front of audiences are enlightening and raise valuable issues in terms of the experience of playing a musical instrument. These discussions are worthwhile enough to justify reading the book.
He gives hope and encouragement to being an amateur. In a world in which fame and fortune seem to be the most desirable goals, he makes a very good case for enjoying what you do for its own sake.
I am a cellist and teacher. I often look for books to encourage, inspire adn sometimes console my students of all ages. I hoped this book could help me articulate for students the true rewards and healthy attitudes of a good amateur musician, and even to redeem the connotations of amateur. It tries to do so, but is too much a personal diary and too self-referencing. As yet my best discoveries for adult students are still "Making Music for the Joy of It," by Stephanie Judy (1990), and the perennial classic "Playing the Piano for Pleasure" by Charles Cooke (1941).
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