Karl Miller wrote:
>The term Affektenlehre or the theory of affects in music attempted to
>use th concepts of rhetoric and speaking to assign emotions to specific
>aspects of music. Yet why do we see a minor key as being potentially
>sad vesus a major key being happy.
This is exceedingly culture-specific and I think this is where any
attempt to 'standardise' a 'language of music' falls to the ground.
Deryk Barker <[log in to unmask]>