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Metal / Why is Music so Unique and Essential?
« on: January 22, 2007, 10:23:02 PM »
Music is distinguished from all the other arts by the fact that it is not a copy of the phenomenon...but a direct copy of the will itself

-Arthur Schopenhauer

Nietzsche says music can give birth to myth and tragedy, both being necessary components of a culture capable of creating and improving civilization.  

Can someone please elaborate on these ideas in a more simplistic and repetitive fashion so that I can acquire a more precise understanding of what this means?

I challenge that all forms of art have confines in which they must begin and end; and they all have potential to accommodate rational (apollo) and irrational (dionysian) forces so as to demonstrate their unified importance in the grand scheme of things (as all art of worth does).  
So again, explain to me you supreme intellects (if it is of ease for you to do so, for I could figure it out on my own if I had to) what it is that makes music unique, that gives it and only it the ability to give birth to myth and tragedy?

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