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Inspiration for the Unlimited
The Subjective and Objective Sphere of Music
The Objective Sphere
The Subjective Sphere
The True World of Music
All great musical
poets expect the interpreter to comprehend their musicalartistic intention,
and to have the desire to serve humanity.
Furthermore, the interpreter must know the meaning of the composer's individual message to his listener. Only on this basis is it possible for the interpreter to transform the musical meaning into a statement which is neither fixed nor an end to itself, but is only his outer, practical means to convey to the listener the composer's specific and musically coded message in a fresh and authentic manner.
In reality, to the classical composer, music is just the poetic medium for the description of the inner domain of human freedom, to inspire the limited for the unlimited.
An analysis of power shows that music is divided into two large spheres: an active and a passive sphere, a creative and a created sphere, the subjective and the objective field of music. Where the sounds originate, where the world of the musical soundspace begins, there ends the subjective sphere of music, and there begins its objective field, extending all the way to the acoustic event.
This objective field of music also includes the dimension of our inner hearing; because the process of inner hearing includes the thinking of sounds on the level of the mind (i.e., the musical thought), as well as the organ for surveying the thought (the sense of hearing), but also the mechanism of surveying itself (the mechanics of the sense of hearing).
However, this outer
world of thinking is limited in space and time whereas that, which lies at
its basis and generates it, is located beyond space and time and constitutes
the subjective, the creative sphere of music.
If this inner, subjective sphere is not the conscious, natural basis of the composer's musical thinking, the musician himself as well as his listener will be barred from the enlivening, rejuvenating effect of music, from the immortal nectar of the divine creative spark, and through their sense of hearing they will experience only the outer product: the world of the objective, the world of the powerless, the mortal aspect of music its body.
This clear insight into the subjective and objective sphere of music re-moves music and the creation of music, at their very roots even, from the field of tones into the world of the alive alone thus prescribing completely new horizons for professional music education. It calls for a systematic training of comprehensive human capabilities which reach into the depth of man's personality.
© AAR EDITION INTERNATIONAL 1982