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Music at concerts:

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199695225
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729775 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0034
Music at concerts:

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Within jazz music, prominence is usually given to the individual musicians — their image, skill, and expression — to a greater degree than is the case with classical music. Which musical pieces are played is mentioned more in passing, often not at all, and besides it is often a question of improvisation. The division between experience of the musical works and experience of the artistes that was applied in the previous chapter is thus not applicable here. This chapter presents a number of accounts of experiences at jazz concerts intended to illustrate different reactions and situations. In the first account, the main person is a gentleman in his sixties, who — when he lets himself go — makes the narrator experience ‘music’ crossing all boundaries.

Keywords: strong experiences with music; jazz concerts; personal accounts; jazz music; classical music

Chapter.  5620 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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