joi, 27 decembrie 2012

Music beyond daily life



It is possible to discover that music is something else than another fact of daily life, when we feel that its listening does not fit to any previous activity.

The music cannot be perceived as something different from common activities when it is understood as a form of entertainment. For the entertainment is always a side of any serious activity we done in daily life.

Thus,  a criterion for appreciating the musicality of a musical piece is to verify its power to move its listener from his or her current activities.

The highest musical works succeed in this respect in such a great measure, so that we cannot speak about them than in the terms we use for describing the most uncommon experiences of life. Thus, it is not surprising that many composers gave to their musical works names related to love or death .