Volume 12, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2005
Interpretation and Culture: Themes in the Philosophy of Michael Krausz
Krausz on Interpretation in Music
This paper suggests certain differences between the interpretation of Indian classical music and the interpretation of Western classical music. In Indian music the work is constituted in the moment of a recital. The performer is the maker of the music. Accordingly, the performer simultaneously produces a work and interprets it. Further, in the Indian tradition. music is a path of “bhakti yoga,” or a path of devotion.