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Friday, June 02, 2006
Relevant Forms

By relevant, I simply mean forms that have some sort of social significance, beyond their historical interest, and in my view, there are only two:

Opera
The Album
(and by default, its constituent element: the Song)

Non-relevant forms? Sonatas, Symphonies, Concerti, Fugues (and many many more).

 



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