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Play Life More Beautifully: Conversations with Seymour
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Play Life More Beautifully: Conversations with Seymour (Paperback)

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It started with a dinner party. When 86-year-old pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein met Ethan Hawke, international film star, the two quickly discovered they shared a common malady: stage fright. Based on his familiarity with nervousness prior to concerts, Seymour was able to provide Ethan with invaluable insight and

advice. That was the beginning of a deep friendship. Renowned spiritual scholar and activist Andrew Harvey was a fellow dinner guest that auspicious night and contributed to the decision to create a documentary about Seymour exploring his unique combination of accomplished musician, teacher and seasoned elder. The film Seymour: An Introduction, directed by Ethan Hawke, has received enthusiastic critical acclaim and is an inspiration to all who see it.



Seymour and Andrew's friendship has continued to thrive with a shared curiosity and appreciation for the intersection of life and art. The trusting conversations captured in this book between these two dear friends reveal key truths about passion and creativity through an exploration of music, difficult childhoods, the friendship of animals and journeys of the spirit. Memories meld with philosophy, and observations with reflections, dissolving the line between teacher and pupil. With equal parts candour and generosity, Seymour and Andrew offer a masterclass in playing life with our fullest, most gracious selves.

Health & Wellbeing Publisher: Hay House UK Ltd Publication Date: 23/02/2016 ISBN-13: 9781781806623  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar and spiritual teacher. He has written and edited more than 30 books, including the bestselling titles The Hope and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and is the founder and director of the Institute for Sacred Activism. www.andrewharvey.net Seymour Bernstein is an American pianist, composer and teacher. He is the subject of the documentary Seymour: An Introduction, directed by the actor Ethan Hawke. A prolific composer, Mr Bernstein is one of the most sought-after workshop leaders and piano instructors in the United States and abroad. He continues to perform as a guest artist with chamber ensembles and serves regularly on the juries of a number of international competitions. www.seymourbernstein.com

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