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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    As Stravinsky once (ironically perhaps) noted: music should be enjoyed, not explained.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    WOW..some very profound statements prior to me. There is no way people will ever agree on interpretations, form, composer,period etc etc etc.. To me I go with a simple statement..... "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and so is music.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    I do not have a philosophy, do I need one, I just love music but some more than other

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderhorn View Post
    For starters I think many of the conductor and orchestra hypes fall under the Capitalist scheme of things, rather then any particular benefit to the listener, and I do not find myself always willing to go along with what is trendy.
    This trendy thing is so much fun. Just today I read one man's approach to music creation - he listens to the radio first to have a picture in mind what music sounds actual. When he hadn't do that, he would find his recordings to have a sound of 2010 and not 2011... And to me, great music is eternal; I think that if any of composers had the similar approach, then they would rather realise that what they composed in 1908 sounds 2115+ In these terms my philosophy will be to listen to music of those who set trends instead of that of copycats without their own opinion and taste...

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    I want to bring another aspect: For me music is a mental addiction. Besides all great moments and the deep satisfaction, when I am playing and creating music, I am reflecting sometimes, what I am doing actually. And then I have to ask myself: Why you are exercising this bar now for two hours while you are neglecting your family? Why you are sitting in front of the Monitor editing notes in "Sibelius" for the whole night though you have to work tomorrow? Why you are in a bad mood, when you have not exercised and not composed for just one single day? Sometimes the inspiration of the muse is annoying ...

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    I believe music needs to touch either your heart or
    the heart of others in order to be good music.
    I love songs that make me either cry or lift my
    spirits up a lot.
    judy tooley

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    I agree Judy, quite right.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    My sig pretty well sums it up for me... except to say, if music weren't a part of my life, I think something in me would shrivel up and die.

    Roger
    “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
    -Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750

    "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing."
    -Duke Ellington, 1899-1974

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