Re: CIMESP-Results Fwd:

Subject: Re: CIMESP-Results Fwd:
From: Richard Wentk (
Date: Mon Nov 07 2005 - 06:40:31 EST

At 08:12 07/11/2005, you wrote:

>Even below it's said "orchestral music is a genre". Why not
>"orchestral is a genre"? Because it doesn't make sense.

I'd guess when people say 'orchestral music' they really mean something
very very simple i.e. 'music where an orchestra is playing.' They're not
paying attention to finer points of style that can distinguish between
Haydn at one extreme and (say) Ades at the other.

'EA is a genre' makes perfect sense in the same kind of way. It misses the
detail of the various micro-genres involved, but I'm not sure that's a bad


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