& Health Music as Stresss
Modern Times Symphony
1st - 4th Movement
Great Philharmonic Orchestra
Great Percussion Orchestra
label: Dissonance in Excellence
total playing time: 3h 4353
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Although you have nowadays absolutely devoted yourself to harmonious music,
you show a lot of tolerance towards dissonant music, and you explain the acceptance
of disharmonious music not as a musical but purely medical problem.
But this raises questions concerning musical education. How do you see the
roles of harmonious and disharmonious music in music education in school,
in the media, at home?
PETER HÜBNER: School is primarily
a place for education, and one aspect of education is the passing on of information,
a different aspect is the internalisation of knowledge, of structures and
Lets have a look at the aspect of information first. Without doubt,
it is of equal interest to inform the people about aspects of harmony as well
as disharmony, and to find out what harmony is, what disharmony is, what are
the differences, and in what way are harmony and disharmony linked to each
Even if harmony is beneficial to health, and disharmony is harmful, there
are good reasons to pass on information on these two aspects, on the structural
conditions as well as on benefits and damage. This also applies to nicotine.
Here, the interesting question is also: what is the structural effect, and
in how far is it beneficial or harmful.
Garde Music continued
Whether such considerations now mean that everybody has to smoke himself,
is a totally different question. Scientific experiments are nowadays only
carried out with limited groups whose members health is examined prior
to these experiments, and then get paid to take part on a voluntary basis
in favour of the scientific findings. In particularly dangerous cases, doctors
fall back on animal experiments.
But the only concern is always to verify the benefit or damage to the individuals
or the communitys health.
Under certain preconditions of
objectivity which are determined by the scientists, the results of the examinations
are accepted by those not concerned in the case of nicotine, the non-smoker,
too, will accept the results of the examinations which were achieved with
the smokers during research.
In the case of nicotine, it was established that it can cause general damage
to health this applies to active and passive smoking, and especially
to children and juveniles.
Smoking was in fact not prohibited on principle, but society in general is
increasingly watching out that children and juveniles do not smoke, and that
in public places and particularly in schools and Kindergardens people do not
smoke at all or at least not a lot.
Today, the social significance of smoking is therefore no longer only a question
of culture and personal taste as in the times of Wilhelm Busch ,
but on the basis of modern medical methods of examination and objective results
of examinations also primarily a question of societys medical fundamental
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