Identification of the Understanding with the Outer Objects of Musical Knowledge
Joyful Musical Exchange of Experience between Feeling and Understanding
Embodiment of the Principles of the Harmon
The Nourishing Flood
of Pure Alertness in the Harmony
feeling takes advantage of these positive considerations of the understanding
and further drags the understanding along with it into the world of perfect
musical unity the world of the harmony.
And in this moment something strange happens: completely unexpectedly, the understanding is suddenly permeated by a nourishing flood of pure alertness, and before its cognizant eyes the sequences, the motifs, and even the stars of the tones come closer and closer and finally slip into it, so that it can no longer distinguish whether they move without or within it.
And here its eyes of cognition shine. And the understanding tells the feeling of its joyful experiences of diversity, and our feeling speaks of its own joyful experiences of unity.
In this mutual exchange of experiences our understanding and our feeling together embody the principles of the harmony: while our understanding now experiences the diversity of all music, our feeling comprehends the unity of this absolute musical world.
and understanding are held together in a perfectly harmonious manner by the
cosmic wind of the absolute tone-substance; it unifies and permeates them
both, and stimulates them to sway in the cosmic dance of the perfect musical
Such is the nature of musical discussion.
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