Post by dk Post by MELMOTH13
Very few Musicians SERVE Music for Itself, rather than SERVING IT
Conductor: Pierre *MONTEUX*...
Piano : *CICCOLINI*...
Violin : *OISTRAKH*...
What a bizarre and idiotic notion that
musicians must serve something or other.
We never hear that painters must serve
something, or sculptors or architects,
or poets or writers or playwrights.
This abominable notion is the result of
2+ centuries of brainwashing by music
analysts, professors and theoreticians
who created the unverifiable fiction
there is some abstract and objective
structure to musical works that trumps
all other possible interpretations.
Even this is were hypothetically true,
how could this be verified in any way?
Are you going to set up revolutionary
tribunals to gauge service to the music
just like your Jacobin ancestors?
Strongly dismissing your choices and
the very concept behind them.
Still, you must admit there is a difference between
painters, sculptors, architects, poets and writers and
composers (who create out of thin air) and musicians who
play music that someone else wrote. "Serving the music"
could be taken to mean reproducing the music as it was
written or as it was intended by the composer. Seems like
there is a conceptual difference. How much a musician owes
to the composer is something I have not thought about a
great deal (not that thinking a lot about it would
necessarily produce anything sensible).