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What makes for a successful piece of music?

After reading Paul Hindemith's A Composer's World I came to believe that the composer's customer is the musician, and the musician's customer is the audience.

Since we may assume that the composer is herself first and foremost a musician, we can assume that she should know when a piece is in some way satisfying to play. The appropriate audience picks up on that, and the enterprise succeeds.

If she wants mostly to create something satisfying to play, she will keep at it…

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Added by Spencer Doidge on February 28, 2013 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

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