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musical form
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berrychai
The name "Moonlight Sonata" comes from remarks made by the German music critic and poet Ludwig Rellstab. Всегда, док, бесило это сравнение.
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What shocks me however, is the discovery that many people think below music. Music is merely something that reminds them of something else— of landscapes, for example; my Apollo is always reminding someone of Greece. But in even the most specific attempts at evocation, what is meant by being "like" and what are "correspondences?"

Do you regard musical form as in some degree mathematical?

It is, at any rate, far closer to mathematics than to literature—not perhaps to mathematics itself, but certainly to something like mathematical thinking and mathematical relationships. (How misleading are all literary descriptions of musical form!)

Conversations with Igor Stravinsky
IGOR STRAVINSKY AND ROBERT CRAFT
1959
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