Summer 1945 • Vol. VII No. 3 Nonfiction |

The Nuisance of Music “Re-Creations”

My thesis is based on the following definition of art, which I have defended elsewhere: Art is the formation of an inner experience (religious, or aesthetic, or social, or political, or sexual, and so on) in such an adequate way that the art receiver will be able to re-experience the artist’s experience. The character of the relation between art recipient and art creator is determined by the fact that art is a communication: the artist is the man who sends, the art recipient is the man who receives the message. Now there is in the process of art a class of people who are neither art creators nor simply art recipients like the average person. They occupy a special place between the art creators and the art receivers. We may best call them middlemen, or art mediators. Among these mediators in the case of music are the conductors, who fall into two groups. The extreme example of the first group is the conductor who does not play Bach, Mozart or Beethoven, but only himself. T

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