Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

How Music Saved a Life: Ayn Rand and Operetta

Michael S. Berliner

Presented at: OCON 2015

Date: Jul 03, 2015

Why did Ayn Rand once say that operetta had a "life-saving" effect on her? The answer emerges from an exploration of her life in Russia and her esthetics, focusing on her concept "sense of life." Drawing on material from her 1960-61 biographical interviews and The Romantic Manifesto, the talk will use numerous sound clips to examine how music affects people and, in the process, provide a greater appreciation of Ayn Rand's life and her psychological triumph over Soviet Russia.


Parts: 1

Handout: none


  • Not yet available