The Quartet as the Pure

Piano Poetry Pantelis Politics

Classical music has been commonly considered as the metaphysics of all art. That is why philosophers, following the advice of Socrates’ daemon (“Σώκρατες, μουσικὴν ποίει καὶ ἐργάζου”, Phaedo 60e), “make music,” and the best of them form a quartet to “work at it” better.

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This notion of music as the meta-physics of the physics of the arts becomes manifest in two major instances. First, as Walter Pater confirmed in his essay “The School of Giorgione” (1877), moderns since Baudelaire believe that “all artconstantlyaspires to the condition of music” since only music can achieve a “perfect identification of matter and form. In its consummate moments, the end is not distinct from the means, the form from the matter, the subject from the expression; they inhere in and completely saturate each other; and to it, therefore, to the condition of its perfect moments, all the arts may be…

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