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The Path towards more Powerful Formative Forces in Music
True Enlivenment of the Physical- Acoustic Space
The Essential Task of the Musician
With his understanding,
the listener cognizes the "horizontal" compositional systems of order; with
his feeling he grasps the "vertical" musical relations of power.
Therefore, the qualities of feeling and understanding are effective on all levels of music: in the world of the sound-space, in the world of the motif, in the world of the sequence, and in the world of the harmony.
When these two fundamental qualities of the intellect feeling and understanding are realized by the musician as efficient and mighty formative forces in music, they finally appear before him in their perfection on the level of harmony.
The musical sound-space, the world of the inner musical imagination, is equally enlivened by the feeling and by the understanding; and the art of the musician lies particularly in radiating this enlivenment, this lively multiplicity, even into the physical-acoustic space and to enliven it so that the listener comprehends life itself as his own threefold food of knowledge:
as a soothing, warming strengthening of his feeling,
as a refreshing, cooling elucidation of his understanding, and
as the fulfilling realization of his own inner nature, of his inner power and inner beauty, through the lively, mutual permeation of the qualities of his feeling and understanding.
© AAR EDITION INTERNATIONAL 1982