Edward Maisel

Edward Maisel

Edward Maisel ( -died March 21, 2008). [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9802E5D9133AF933A05750C0A96E9C8B63] He was born in Buffalo, New York. He went to Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude; he was also Phi Beta Kappa. He was an internationally known writer on music and Tai-Chi. He lived in New York City for most of his life.

He wrote "Charles T. Griffes: the Life of an American Composer", the first definitive and still influential biography of this major early American composer. [Maisel, Edward "Charles Griffes: the Life of an American Composer", Alfred A. Knopf, 1984 ISBN 0-394-54081-6] The CD "The Songs of Charles T. Griffes" was produced by Mr. Maisel. The Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater presented Mr. Maisel's production of of Griffes' final but unfinished masterpiece "Salut au Monde".

Mr. Maisel wrote the first Western manual of the classic Yang form of Tai Chi using the title "Tai Chi for Health". This classic was published in the early 60s. He was Director of the American Physical Fitness Research Institute and a consultant to the President's Council on Physical Fitness. [Maisel, Edward "Tai Chi for Health", Dell Publishing Co. Inc., 1963 ISBN 10: BOOOUCDZ3M]

Edward Maisel worked extensively with the Alexander Technique and wrote an introduction to a compendium of Alexander's writings he himself selected. [Maisel, Edward "The Resurrection of the Body", Dell Publishing Co. Inc., 1969 ISBN 10: 0440573742]

Footnotes

References

* F. M. Alexander "Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual" Introduction by Professor John Dewey, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1923 ISBN 0-913111-11-2

* Cheng Man-ching & Robert W. Smith "Tai Chi", Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1967 ISBN 10: 0804805601

* Cheng Man-ching "13 Chapters on Tai Chi Chuan", Sweet Chi Press, 1982 ISBN 0-912059-00-1

External links

* [http://www.nypl.org/research/manuscripts/music/musgriffes.xml Inventory of the Charles Griffes Collection at The New York Public Library]
* [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00016ZKPS Charles Griffes CD]
* [http://www.stat.org.uk/ The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique]
* [http://www.scheele.org/lee/tcclinks.html Tai Chi Chuan Web]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_hCCTTG3UY Yang Tai Chi Chuan DVD]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOB5ImcQMC8&feature=related Yang Tai Chi Chuan Past Grandmaster]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • George Edward Kelly — (January 16, 1887 – June 18, 1974) was an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He began his career in vaudeville as an actor and skit writer. He became best known for his satiric comedies, including The Torch Bearers (1922) and …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Edward Merriam — Charles Merriam (left) and Louis Brownlow at the White House in 1938 Born November 15, 1874(1874 11 15) …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Griffes — Charles Tomlinson Griffes Charles Griffes at the beginning of the twentieth century. Background information Born September 17, 1884(1884 09 17), Elmira, New York …   Wikipedia

  • F. Matthias Alexander — Frederick Matthias Alexander (January 20, 1869 ndash; October 10, 1955) was an Australian actor who developed the educational process that is today called the Alexander Technique mdash;a form of education that is applied to recognize and overcome …   Wikipedia

  • Mark B. Cohen — For other uses, see Mark Cohen (disambiguation). Mark B. Cohen Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 202nd district Incumbent Assumed office 1974 Preceded by Eugene Gelfand …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Mah–Mak — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Margaret Sanger — Margaret Higgins Sanger Sanger in 1922 Born September 14, 1879(1879 09 14) Corning, New York, United States Died …   Wikipedia

  • Independent (voter) — Not to be confused with Independence Party, Independent Party, America s Independent Party, or American Independent Party. Part of the Politics series …   Wikipedia

  • History of psychiatric institutions — Social alienation was one of the main themes in Francisco Goya s masterpieces, such as The Madhouse (above). The story of the rise of the lunatic asylum and its gradual transformation into, and eventual replacement by, the modern psychiatric… …   Wikipedia

  • New York State Assembly — New York State Legislature Type Type …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”