[LAU] re Subconscious Affecting Music
louigi.verona at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 12:36:01 UTC 2010
On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 4:26 PM, David Santamauro <david.santamauro at gmail.com
> On Wed, 1 Sep 2010 16:15:53 +0400
> Louigi Verona <louigi.verona at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 3:49 PM, David Santamauro
> > <david.santamauro at gmail.com
> > > wrote:
> > > On Wed, 1 Sep 2010 12:21:27 +0400
> > > Louigi Verona <louigi.verona at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > don't. But commercial art is not art and those products are not
> > > > worth anybody's attention. Even the best of them.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Really?
> > >
> > > So any commissioned work by the great masters throughout the
> > > ages is not worth attention? I beg to differ.
> > >
> > > David
> > >
> > Why do you rephrase me? I did not say anything about commissioned
> > works by great masters.
> fair enough. My point is simply that such a broad stroke as "commercial
> art is not art" is just your opinion (which you are entitled) but
> clearly there are many magnificent works that have been created for the
> masses in search of fame and fortune that are worthy of attention.
> Most great composers were/are performers that needed to display their
> virtuosity in order to "break into the scene", Bach, Mozart and
> Beethoven being no exceptions.
> Are we to write off these works and pay them no attention?
Let's say it was broad just to make a point. Also it is exceedingly
difficult to briefly explain why I do not believe Bach to search for fame or
money with music. I seriously, silly me, believe that music to him was
something else than means to make money or break into the scene. But today a
lot of people cannot imagine this kind of a mindset and today it is
perfectly normal to think that art for art's sake is perfection which is
unrealistic and which will make musician "starve". Today society and
mindsets of people are very different. To get a feel of what I mean you can
compare the atmosphere of a commercial company and the atmosphere of a
scientific institute. Although, come to think of it, a lot of western
universities are very much applied money making science nowadays.
Yeah, it is just how I see it. I am not saying it is degradation
necessarily, but I do believe that there is certain lacking of sincerity and
non-financial motivation in professional fields in general, which makes a
lot of really talented people stay in amateur scenes.
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