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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000444.txt from 2001/07

From: ewoj@-----.net
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: musicianship was: Another musician honoured!
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 10:00:50 -0400

I didn't want to really get into what constitutes genius, but merely point out
my feeling that often the term is overused and therefore loses its meaning, or
is no longer special or unique. I agree that everyone may have those fleeting
moments as you discuss. At the same time, there are those whose creative life
as a whole seem to reflect this term. I hope it doesn't sound evasive to say
that in line with my post, genius may mean different things to different
people, and that is ok too. Thanks for the good comments.

Ed

Quoting Frank Garcia <fgarcia@-----.edu>:

>I myself think that the terms
> musician
> > and genius are thrown around far too much and that they should be
> reserved
> > for the exquisite. Much in the same way as I feel that standing
> ovations
> > at concerts seem to be the norm in recent years rather than the
> > exception. But then again, that is another argument.
>
> Who or what determines what "genius" or what "exquisite" is?
>

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