To the Goddess of Music and Learning
The excerpt from “Sarasiruha”, CD 2:3, textbook pp. 201-207, gives a condensed idea of a typical performance. After listening (patiently!) to this beautiful music, how does it (or maybe a part of it) closely reflect the meaning of the text on page 206? Do you know of any music in American culture that celebrates learning? China Why did the Marquis Wen (p. 253) more than two thousand years ago find ancient music boring, and what has changed in our listening attitudes since then? Is this true in Western music culture, too? Please cite examples.
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