Film, Video Music and Grief: Clinical Perspective

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Music and Grief: Clinical Perspective
Series advisor Kay Redfield Jamison returns with a new presentation based on her forthcoming book, "Nothing Was the Same," a haunting meditation on mortality, grief and loss. She is joined by two other distinguished speakers: Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of the Juilliard School, and J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., MD, Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The panelists delve into the distinctions between grief and depression, the consolations of music and literature, and crosscurrents related to arts and the brain.


Anne McLean - Introduction (0:20)
Kaye Jamison - Remarks on grief (2:10)
Ara Guzelimian - Felix Medelssohn and his grief for Fanny Mendelssohn (18:05)
"Auf Der Wanderschaft" - (35:15)
Guzelemian ??? resumes talk (37:05)
Afiiara Quartet ??? Mendelssohn's String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80 , 1st Movement (44:50)
Kaye Jamison ??? Introduction to Ray DePaulo (52:50)
Ray DePaulo ??? Clinical perspectives on grief and depression (55:20)
Questions and comments with audience (1:06:55)
Event Date
October 27, 2009
-  Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her professional interests include mood disorders, suicide, and creativity and temperament. Her most recent publication is "Nothing Was The Same: A Memoir" (2009).
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Running Time
1 hours 45 minutes 39 seconds
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