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1a the sensuous plane As Copland points out the appeal of music at this level is self-evident The sound element in music is a powerful as well as a mysterious agent The surprising thing he adds is that many people who consider themselves qualified music lovers listen at this level only they go to concerts in order to lose themselves they use music as a consolation or as an escape However there is such a thing as becoming sensitive to the different kinds of sound stuff as used by composers for different composers use sound stuff in different ways We realize that a composers use of the sound elements forms an integral part of his or her style and that in listening we have to take this matter into consideration b the expressive plane Copland argues that all music conveys meaning behind the notes and that the meaning behind the notes constitutes what the piece says what the piece is about Of course we cannot put this meaning into so many words At different moments he observes music expresses serenity or exuberance regret or triumph fury or delight Music expresses these moods and many others in a variety of subtle shadings and differences It may even express a state of meaning for which there exists no adequate phrase in any language In any case musicians like to say that it has only a purely musical meaning For this reason it can be argued that it is easier to understand Tchaikovsky say than Beethoven It is easier to pin a meaning-word on a Tchaikovsky piece than on a Beethoven piece Often it is quite difficult to put your finger on just what Beethoven is saying Any musician will tell you that this is why Beethoven is a great composer c the sheerly musical plane At this level the listener attends to matters of form and structure In order to
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