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[On the Essence of Music. Three Fragments.]
Music just as mere mathematical structure in comparison to emotion and music. Gradual heightening.
The composer: excited feelings, excited fantasies, demonic power.
The listener. The hearing of the musical sense excited.
The mind grasps it unconsciously linked to various emotions. Fantasy is part of it.
The original impression demonic nature, neither emotion nor intellect. Being carried away unconsciously.
External senses more and more refined, come together.
Therefore similar impressions of different senses.
Our emotional life is least clear to ourselves; so that we ourselves do not recognize the strings through which the music in us resonates, but only feel their vibrations. Sound falls into the ear, then the [....]