Saturday, October 17, 2009

What's the music about?

Terry Teachout's WSJ 
Sightings column this week is on the meaning of music. Here's the conclusion:

>>   "We dare to go into the world where there are no names for anything," Balanchine once said to Jerome Robbins. Most of us, on the other hand, live in a prosy, commonsense world where everything has a name and most things have an explanation. That's why it is so refreshing to enter into the presence of great art, and why the greatest works of art always contain an element of ambiguity. A masterpiece doesn't push you around. It lets you make up your own mind about what it means—and change it as often as you like.  <<

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