Deryk Barker wrote:
>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.
If such expression is culture-specific and perhaps specific to a point in
time, is there any "universal" meaning in music?