David Santamauro wrote:
But they weren't created for the masses. They commissioned and paid for
by the wealthy rulers, for themselves. They were done because someone
paid the artist to do them. Therefore, they are commercial art.
> Most great composers were/are performers that needed to display their
They did it to make a living. The Brandenburg Concerti were written for
one purpose: to convince a wealthy ruler to give Bach a job.
> Are we to write off these works and pay them no attention?
I prefer to write off the works that communicate nothing. As my artist
daughter would say it, "It's just a spot on the wall."
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