Music, for pleasure?

Philosopher Plato is reputed to have said “Music was once divided into its proper forms…not permitted to exchange the melodic styles of these established forms and others…The rule was to listen silently and learn; But later, an unmusical anarchy was led by poets who had natural talent, but were ignorant of the laws of music

Through foolishness they deceived themselves into thinking that there was no right or wrong way in music, that it was to be judged good or bad by the pleasure it gave…They infected the masses with the presumption to think themselves adequate judges…the criterion was not music, but a reputation for promiscuous cleverness and a spirit of law-breaking.”

Music for pleasure, indeed!

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