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Hitting the right notes
The book “Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance,” written by former Yankee Bernie Williams and musician friends Dave Gluck and Bob Thompson, is “a grab bag of inspiration, self-help, history and anecdotes that focus on the kinship of baseball and music.”
(via Baseball Players Who Play Music, Too - NYTimes.com)

Hitting the right notes

The book “Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance,” written by former Yankee Bernie Williams and musician friends Dave Gluck and Bob Thompson, is “a grab bag of inspiration, self-help, history and anecdotes that focus on the kinship of baseball and music.”

(via Baseball Players Who Play Music, Too - NYTimes.com)

Could baseball have a lesson for music lovers that would allow us to appreciate the past and the present at the same time? What is behind this ability of baseball fans to connect the present action to the sport’s past glory and still appreciate the moment-to-moment excitement of the players on the field? These aren’t distinct functions of sports fandom; they are closely related to each other, and they inform each other. A fan appreciates the successes of the past more as he or she sees contemporary players working to succeed now, and vice versa. This is the kind of thinking that the institutions of classical music need to promote if we want the field refreshed by new music and musicians.
David Lang, composer, in a New York Times editorial, “A Pitch For New Music.” (via joshsternberg)