Identification with the Musical Statement
Full Knowledge of the Musical Meaning
Natural Integration of Tradition and Progress in Music
of Outer and Inner
What our intellect originally drew only from the musical sound-space i.e. from the outer musical presentation it now perceives deep within, in our innermost self: on the one hand, we hear the musical work from outside and glean the musical meaning from it, and on the other hand, we simultaneously discover the existence of such a truth within ourselves.
We might say: we identify ourselves with the musical state-ment; for, as listeners, we now identify the outer resounding musical work with our own, corresponding, inner musical work which is unfolding on the level of our self-awareness.
this moment, when we listeners perform this identification of outer and inner
musical knowledge in the supreme function of our feeling and under-standing
in the field of our pure self-awareness then a distinction between music-listening
and music-creating no longer exists for us.
In this manner we attain a unified musical meaning with a single one musical form which clads the meaning into a garment of tones.
one total musical statement, which grew from the doubt-lessness of what we
heard within and without, is what we call the "authentic musical statement."
In the deepest sense of the word it is a listener's compounded testimony of the musical truth; for the listener is now simultaneously a creator of music.
Now the musical statement corresponds to the original concept of the composer whose work continues to resound in the concert hall.
This is the integration between the music listener and the music creator, between the music student and the music teacher.