MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW,
IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
WINGS TO THE MIND.
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION
A CHARM TO SADNESS
GAIETY AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
IT IS THE ESSENCE
OF ORDER AND LENDS TO ALL
THAT IS GOOD,JUST, AND BEAUTIFUL.
PLATO

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Is there really a difference between Music written by Male and Female composers?

Schopenhaeur, who was a Philosopher in Wagner's time and whom Wagner highly respected, made a good point!!  He said ' There is no model in the Physical World for Music!

Whereas in the visual Arts, one can point to a tree or some other visible object ...even in impressionist Art, there are recognizable objects. One cannot point to a Symphony , or a Concerto or any Musical Creation.

 

Music has to be heard by the Composer, written down in a language which Musicians understand and then played to be heard ....not SEEN!!!

SO where does it come from? Rudolph Steiner supported this view and took it further.

He maintained that Composers went to the world of ' Devachan' in sleep where they heard sound and then when awake created a recognizable series of Melody, Harmony and Rhythm in some form or other.

In other words , Music comes from a Spiritual World .

Is there a Gender issue here?? Certainly not!!  In the Physical World a big thing is made of Gender in every sphere of life to the point of ridiculous!!  Woman are considered ' Inferior' in some or maybe all Professions and are sometimes even paid less than Males!!!

I have heard that some Male Conductors refuse to conduct Woman Composer's work....can you believe?  However , we are on the change....not overnight but gradually such Discrimination is coming to light.