violinnewb Posted October 28, 2021 Report Share Posted October 28, 2021 1 hour ago, Carl Stross said: You are not paying attention and you are lecturing me in things you know little about. "In the broader context, universal simply means accessible to the public at large" is a complete nonsense. A LOT of music is not accessible to the public at large, was never intended to be and may have been intended to be inaccessible to the public at large. As well, music using frequencies between 20 and 16000Hz is accessible to the public at large but may well be not "universal". And the "member" did not attempt to clarify anything. The member simply supplied to usual word salad. Anyway, I am pretty sure that smart as you are, you figured out by now what a can of worms is the word universal when applied to music. Intent does not prevent universality. Shostakovich's music is accessible by the public at large right now, in 2021, whether intended to be or not. That is my point. Libraries, CD's, LP's, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, internet, all make at least some of Shostakovich's work accessible, and as such, within the definition of universal. Lastly, I have not once made a personal attack on you. When you say that I "know little about" certain things, without knowing me at all, that is a personal attack that is quite uncalled for. I ask that you refrain from such tactics as they do nothing but intensify an otherwise civil and learned debate. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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