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Posted By: mandotim
30-Aug-09 - 05:11 PM
Thread Name: music critics,do we need them?
Subject: RE: music critics,do we need them?
Given that the appreciation of music is above all a subjective activity, and that each person perceives a given piece of music in a wholly personal way, developed from their experiences and education (even genetics maybe), is it possible for a critic to express in writing a judgement which will be entirely appropriate for another to take on board? For me this whole thread opens up the idea of synaesthesia, perhaps best summed up in the quote (can't remember who said it) 'Writing about music is rather like dancing about architecture'.
Tim