publication . Other literature type . 2016

Hundred blind and sight impaired composers (nearsightedness excluded unless complicated), with two more extensive patographies (Bach J.S., Handel G. F.)

Breitenfeld, Darko; Butković – Soldo, Silva; Raguž, Hrvoje; Kristović, Darko; Zenebe, Mecuria; Akrap, Ankica;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: Alcoholism and psychiatry research : Journal on psychiatric research and addictions, volume 52, issue 1 (issn: 1849-8582, eissn: 1849-1251, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Department of Psychiatry University Hospital Center Sestre milosrdnice
Abstract
This paper presents an overview of composers with impaired sight (Bach J.S., Handel G. F.) in the last five hundred years, according to the data obtained from the biographies of more than ten thousand com posers and over a thousand patographies. This is, to our knowledge, the world’s largest processed sample so far. Diseases unveiled and comorbidities have had an impact on lives and (ability to) work of affected composers. Successful sight-impaired (96) composers are more often represented than the deaf (43) composers, indicating that blindness is a lesser handicap than deafness regarding the creativity of composers.
Subjects
free text keywords: blind composers; Bach JS; Handel GF
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