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Single Idea 20341

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 8. The Arts / a. Music]

Full Idea

Interpretation may be regarded as the production of a token that has properties in excess of those of the type.

Gist of Idea

An interpretation adds further properties to the generic piece of music


Richard Wollheim (Art and Its Objects [1968], 37)

Book Reference

Wollheim,Richard: 'Art and Its Objects' [Penguin 1975], p.98

A Reaction

I suppose so. If you play accurately everything that is written in the score, then anything else has to be an addition. If you play less than the score, you aren't quite playing that piece of music.