More insufferable smugness.
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is contempt prior to investigation.”
Why wouldn’t they be so; is not such beauty a harmony between flesh and mind?
And funny that they never wrote treatises or gave talks explaining these ‘mental constructs’. Nor required those audiences attending their concerts to read such writings or hear such talks about their ‘mental constructs’, even though without such their music apparently cannot be understood. :shrug:
You wouldn’t understand the meaning of Hieronymus Bosch’s works without explanation, yet Bosch did not give talks explaining them at the time.
If the beauty of Classical music is so apparent to the senses, and so sublime, such music would be the most popular in the world. Obviously there are many other forms that the idiosyncratic ears of the masses find preferable. Black Metal is one example. Beauty is all relative, right? Cannibal Corpse and Deicide are just as beautiful as Beethoven and Mozart, right? Whatever floats your boat.
funny how people with absolutely no musical education, such as myself, can love and ‘get’ those pieces fully too - and we do, regardless of your absurd proposition that we can’t :shrug:
Music soothes the savage beast, but, so does a tranquiliser dart.
funny how women used to swoon even at Handel’s operas because their senses were so ravished :shrug: - do you hear Handel ever complaining about how they so clearly didn’t ‘get’ his music?
Women used to orgasm in the stands at the Coliseum, as men and beasts tore each other apart for their pleasure.
Even swine will enjoy the finest of banquets.
Sense pleasure means nothing by itself, only the ideas matter.
Work through the articles referenced, then we can talk.