Gary Goldschneider

Gary Goldschneider

Gary began his extensive career in the public eye with weekly performances on WCAU radio’s Children’s Hour at the tender age of two. Reciting Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth and other famous poets, he later did scripts and commercials which laid the foundation for public speaking and college lecturing later in life. At seven, he began his piano study with David Sokoloff in Philadelphia. As a concert pianist he has appeared worldwide in recitals, including 12-hour Beethoven marathon concerts in which he performs all 32 piano sonatas of this great composer. Gary is the father of seven children, and his wife Berthe Meijer and he live in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Gary is internationally known as the bestselling author of The Secret Language of Birthdays, The Secret Language of Relationships, and the Secret Language of Destiny. This trilogy derives from his training in psychiatry and medicine at Yale University, his background in English Literature (B.A., M.A. University of Pennsylvania), his forty-year study of astrology, and his experiences living and working with spiritual groups in California and New Zealand.

Chasin’ the Trane

by Gary Goldschneider February 2, 2012 General
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In the late fifties and early sixties it seemed that virtually every jazz musician was awed by the creative endeavors of tenor and soprano saxophonist John Coltrane. Likewise, many music lovers were attracted to his musical mastery and far-reaching improvisational explorations. The earlier Coltrane work might have gone almost unnoticed but when he formed his […]

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Reincarnated Masters? Part 2

by Gary Goldschneider January 25, 2012 Music
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In the first presentation of Reincarnated Masters we looked at the line of Bach-Mozart-Schubert and Brahms.  Beethoven was absent from this lineage because I believe he was part of another one –  that is: Beethoven to Vincent van Gogh to John Coltrane. These three artists in quite different fields, the first a composer, the second […]

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Reincarnated Masters?

by Gary Goldschneider January 25, 2012 Music
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Reincarnated Masters?   It is a strange fact that for 200 years a regular succession of Western  master composers followed each other. J.S. Bach, a dour north German, was born in 1685 and died in 1750 at age 65. Six years later a young blinding Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, came into the world and […]

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Stanley Kubrick

by Gary Goldschneider July 26, 2011 Film
Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick Born July 26 (The Day of the Symbolic Herald) The film director Stanley Kubrick had a long list of impressive films to his credit, probably of higher quality than any other American filmmaker. Just scanning the list of his works makes one aware of how magnificent his film achievement really was: – The […]

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T. Eakins & M. Parrish

by Gary Goldschneider July 25, 2011 Art
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Thomas Eakins and Maxfield Parrish Born July 25 (The Day of Quixotic Exploits) Although Eakins (1844-1916) and Parrish (1870-1966) were of different generations, their lives shared a great deal in common. Both were born in Philadelphia, both attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (where Eakins also taught), but most importantly both were staunchly […]

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Alexandre Dumas, Sr.

by Gary Goldschneider July 24, 2011 Literature
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Alexandre Dumas, Sr. Born July 24 (The Day of Exciting Instability) For those of us who grew up with a favorite adventure story in novel form, The Count of Monte Cristo has proved to be the tale of choice for many. Although the interrelationships between its many characters are highly complex, the basic story line […]

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Raymond Chandler

by Gary Goldschneider July 23, 2011 Literature
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Raymond Chandler Born July 23 (The Day of Uncertainty Resolvers) “The voice on the telephone seemed to be sharp and peremptory, but I didn’t hear too well what it said – partly because I was only half awake and partly because I was holding the receiver upside down. I fumbled it around and grunted. “ […]

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A. Calder & E. Hopper

by Gary Goldschneider July 22, 2011 Art
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Alexander Calder and Edward Hopper Born July 22 (The Day of Occupational Fluctuation) Alexander Calder and Edward Hopper both made significant contributions to American art. Although they each explored several art disciplines, Calder was known primarily as a sculptor, who first created the hanging objects called mobiles, and Hopper as a painter. Both were born […]

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Ernest Hemingway

by Gary Goldschneider July 21, 2011 Literature
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Ernest Hemingway Born July 21 (The Day of Tragicomic Controversy) It is hard to imagine a writer who lived his life to the fullest more than Ernest Hemingway. His fabulous real-life adventures read like a novel, perhaps one reason why the novels he penned himself were not always of comparable quality to the experiences that […]

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Carlos Santana

by Gary Goldschneider July 20, 2011 Music
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Carlos Santana Born July 20 (The Day of Ups and Downs) Carlos Santana is typical of those born on the Cusp of Oscillation (July 19-25) and on the Day of Ups and Downs. As one of the best known and most talented rock-jazz fusion guitarists he has had his share of fame but also has […]

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