That is why a Beethoven symphony theoretically has the potential of having a great positive medical effect – the same applies to its effect on education, and on revelation, so vehemently demanded by Beethoven. But through the STRESS, which the performers are exposed to in their music performances, the great work may even reach the listener as harmful; and this is demonstrated by measurements with recordings of classical music.
First and foremost it is the STRESS, to which the performers are exposed, which is responsible that they do not know or understand the essential things which matter. Beethoven expresses himself very critically and unequivocally about it.
Under the pressure of critics and managers, musicians and interpreters have had to learn to simply neglect all these statements of Beethoven.
As little as an eunuch can father a child, as little a musician, who, under the massive influence of critics and music managers, does not follow the rules set by the great classical composers can make music that springs from revelation and conveys revelation and thus produces also medical effects in favour of health.
These findings are not convenient, and especially not for those who want to make a living from and with the music and have to participate in the superficial music business; but the following statement by Beethoven is also not convenient:
“I must despise a world
which has no idea
that music is a greater revelation
than all wisdom and philosophy.”
When a woman has just got a child, mother and father will gladly present the living child to the relatives.
This corresponds entirely to the development of classical music from genesis to performance. And the doctors can go and determine by using objective scientific methods of measurement: the child lives and is healthy.
In classical music, however, a performance of a musical stillbirth – without revelation – can take place nonetheless, and even in general. Beethoven has criticised this, and he expressed his opinion against it.
The objective medical measurements reveal and prove by means of significant medical results, whether the performance is a stillbirth, whether there is no life in it, or whether it can awaken life in the listener – which is the prerequisite for a significantly health promoting effect.
The key to getting out of this dilemma is to follow in the footsteps of the great classical composers, and to search for the truth about the secret science of music in natural self-respect, with an honest heart and incorruptibly, and in this way to reach the high, divine tradition of musical revelation.