Re: CIMESP-Results Fwd:

Subject: Re: CIMESP-Results Fwd:
From: Richard Wentk (
Date: Mon Nov 07 2005 - 08:18:22 EST

At 12:35 07/11/2005, you wrote:
>not the point.
>I'm accepting that "orchestral music" is a genre. At least for the
>purposes of this argument. I'm saying you're going into too much
>detail about style & history, when the real isue isn't genre.
>Hi! We;re going to hear Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. Want to go?"
>as opposed to:
>Hi! We're going to hear Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra Music. Want to go?"

Isn't that a different thing? 'For orchestra' specifies instrumentation.
It's used in the same way as 'for guitar', 'for tuba' or 'for ten thousand
trombones and shakey egg percussion thing.'

It's like saying a piece is in Db major - possibly useful as an identifier,
but rather arbitrary.

"Quick Maud! Switch that off! You know I only listen to pieces in F and
Bb!" doesn't happen much.

>"Electroacoustics" is not a genre. "Electroacoustic music" is (or may be)

EA is shorthand. I suppose the music is implied. ;-)


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