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Old 08-22-2019, 10:36 AM
Novelty Bobble is offline
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Originally Posted by Thudlow Boink View Post
I'm not talking about things like biographical background on the composer. I'm talking about the content of the music itself beyond its strictly emotional appeal. Things like the structure, the "plot," the development (as Les Espaces Du Sommeil discussed in Post 40), the way the music conforms to or defies the expectations it builds up in the listener.
I'm primarily interested in what the music does to me, not how it does it.

All the aspects you mention are open to study and analysis, as would be the ingredients of a fine meal or the aromatics given off by a fine wine but knowing more about them doesn't make it taste any better to me.
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