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Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Volume 12, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2005

Interpretation and Culture: Themes in the Philosophy of Michael Krausz

Manjula Saxena
Pages 71-73
DOI: 10.5840/pcw20051216

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.