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Thread #66116   Message #1385608
Posted By: Bill Hahn//\\
22-Jan-05 - 08:57 PM
Thread Name: origins: The Dutchman (Michael Smith): meanings?
Subject: RE: The Dutchman (M. Smith): meanings?
Which---Guest---you should identify yourself---can be said for most pieces of music. From Mozart and Schumann to the pop and folk performers we know.   

So that a song by, say, Dylan is hailed by many and abhorred by others as is, say, a Kate Wolf piece.   The point is that we all receive and perceive things through our own filters and tastes. As you say. The only thing I add here is that the writer/composer has put his/her feelings and thoughts into the piece. To him/her it seems to be that picture---to the listener it can be percieved differently. That is art. That is the beauty of art and the personal meaning it has for us all.

Bill Hahn