How does music mean ?

Picasso Three Musicians
'Three Musicians,' Picasso

How does music mean ? Indeed, can it mean anything at all ? Does its meaning derive from its internal sequence of events, or is part of its secret its ability to resonate with a listener’s wealth of previous experiences ?

Thoughts on these, and a short video of the great Leonard Bernstein lecturing at Harvard on this very issue, over on Music Matters: click here to read.

Posted by Dan Harding, Deputy Director of Music at the University of Kent. Click here to read his music blog, ‘Music Matters.’

Author: Daniel Harding

Head of Music Performance, University of Kent: pianist, accompanist and conductor: jazz enthusiast.

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