Background and Other Interesting Notes
Do listen to a brief Mozart piece written for the glass harmonica: Adagio for Glass Harmonica, Mozart
Here’s a charming example of glass music.
If the psychic elements of The Glass Harmonica intrigue you, look up these books:
- Tune Your Brain, by Elizabeth Miles
- Miracles of Mind, Russell Targ and Jane Katra
- Mind Trek, by Joseph McMoneagle
Readers of The Glass Harmonica who are interested in history might want to check out the following works:
- Franklin, the Autobiography
- The Devious Dr. Franklin, Colonial Agent, by David T. Morgan
- Mozart, by Peter Gay
- Costume 1066 – 1990’s, by John Peacock
- English Through the Ages, by William Brohaugh; an indispensable source for writing dialogue of another age
- London, the Novel, by Edward Rutherford
If you’re interested in musical aspects of the novel:
- Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy, by Robert Jourdain; a marvelous book full of scientific, artistic, and historical tidbits.
- Visit William Wilde Zeitler’s excellent web page at www.glassarmonica.com for pictures, sound bites, history, and a wealth of links.
- The Finkenbeiner web page has lovely Sound samples of the glass harmonica. Don’t miss the exquisite fragment of “Shenandoah.”
- Check out the Brussels Virtuosi’s recording, if you can find it, of the Mozart Flute Quartets for a lovely reading of the “Adagio in C.”