Edward Maisel wrote the first Western manual of the classic Yang form of t’ai 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.
Edward Maisel (August 16, 1937 – March 21, 2008) was born in Buffalo, New York. He went to Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and he was also Phi Beta Kappa.
He was an internationally known writer on music and t’ai 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. 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 Griffes’ final but unfinished masterpiece Salut au Monde.
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