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The Nature of Music - 2 There are many different viewpoints on the styles that early music should be played with and listened to. Since much of this early music is still played today, many performers attempt to recreate it as closely as possible in tribute of when it was originally performed. The thoughts on how this music should be played back then is different than how some feel it should be played now. Excerpts from the Le Figaro and the Le Temps magazines go into the deep meaning of the musical piece Symphonie Fantastique and the way the composer portrays it, while Richard Taruskin of Berkeley writes of how modern interpretations are abominations of the early originals style and meaning. The nature and meaning of music is deeply rooted in it’s interpretation, but some people such as Taruskin have trouble seeing and appreciating multiple meanings in early works. The Le Figaro tells about how there are many great songs that are written, but once in a while a very rare and special one comes around. The writer of this article is
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This essay was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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