Talking About Music…

…is like dancing about architecture.

I have mixed feelings about this saying.  It’s easily misinterpreted because of a powerful exaggeration.

It doesn’t mean: Don’t talk about music.

It means: Certain degrees of meaning are lost in translation.

“Talking about music” then, assumes a considerable amount of responsibility!

The issue is this: Is some meaning better than no meaning?

Should you translate? Or not?

Why?

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