Apple Music means that you could stream our catalog of 45 million songs, together with every thing in your iTunes library. This didn’t discourage later thinkers from choosing up the place he left off. The considered music as an imitative or mimetic medium eventually turned a big part of 18th-century aesthetics. For some thinkers, music was naturally disposed to mimic the sounds of the emotions. ‘Simply because the painter imitates the choices and colors of nature,’ wrote the French creator Jean-Baptiste Dubos in 1719, ‘so the musician imitates the tones, accents, sighs, inflections of the voice, and certainly all of those sounds with which nature exudes the emotions and passions.’ Listening to these representations of the varied passions was itself pleasurable.
Perhaps in these conflicts between humility and fame-trying to find, all-American wholesomeness and transgressive seduction, playacting lawlessness and moralizing legislation and order, his legions of followers seen their … Read More