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Friday, March 04, 2005


Music is difficult to talk about as love is difficult to talk about. We can talk about WHY we love our beloveds, what it IS about them -- she’s amazingly lovely, smart, imaginative, kind, funny, passionate, persistent, loyal. Similarly, some people can talk about WHY we love certain music -- Roland Kirk’s “Saxophone Concerto” has blazing melodic themes, intense rhythms, bracing timbres, strong dramatic arc, skillfully mysterious transitions. Other people have difficulty with any vocabulary of musical description, and what’s even more telling is that these descriptions don’t get at how the love experience or the music experience affects us, how it makes us feel. And -- these experiences are so deeply subjective and personal and intimate -- for people who love music, music is like love.
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