Art can be called a way to communicate any kind of ideas, an attempt to create a sense of beauty, for pleasure, or to create emotions. The purpose can be seemingly nonexistent.
¨Music is an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner¨
This definition was taken from the glossary of the Princeton University. Music is not just sounds made by vocals or instruments. Music is an abstract attempt from the compositor to do creation. Modern music it can be considered the worst musical pieces created ever, especially commercial music. The modern music doesn’t have the principal requisites of art. It is a shame that most of the people are pretty ignorant about art. They don’t know how to appreciate art. How a master piece can be a master piece if the listener or the observer can’t appreciate it. In classical music a favorite critic is that is boring. The music has the ability that trough sounds it can awake sentimental feelings to the listener. Ludwig van Beethoven said once.
¨Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
This quote shows that Beethoven’s perspective was that through music humans can be more in touch with the spiritual side. All the master pieces of art cannot be criticized due to the special essence that each piece has. Music and painting are very similar to appreciate. There are pieces that common listener or observer would say that it is very long or strong. According to Beethoven’s, this appreciation of the listener can be the mediator of how pure and human can be this person because to appreciate this music a person must fell and connect with the mental statement of artist.
Music is a hypnosis which brings the listener directly to the mental state of the compositor.
The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us whit the feeling that something is right in the world.