The Holistic Structure of Knowledge in the Discipline of Music
The science of music deals with the organized, systematic knowledge of music. Today, the term "science of music" has a very narrow meaning, and this results from the fact that the compositional reality of music has been buried under superficial interpretation, and that therefore the originality of the musical statement, and within it the true knowledge of music, no longer reaches the analyzing expert.
The science of music is concerned with the origin of music, the essence of music, and the musical orders and the parameters which move within these orders. Moreover, it is concerned with the musical means as well as with the musical goal, and with the procedure of cultural-artistic feedback and also with the very life of the artist, his creative potential, and with creativity in general.
Furthermore the science of music is concerned with the process of inner-human evolution, the structure and the functioning of the individual personality, and with a clear knowledge of the origin of creating music, as different from the knowledge of the source of music, and as different again from the outer periphery of music history.
However, the science of music also deals with the natural duty of the composer, with the responsibility of the musician, and finally with the entire field of responsible musical training and musical education. Quotation
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