It is easy to be entertained by entertaining art - pop songs, dance music, and the blues are all designed to distract, uplift, delight.
But art song is different. It is designed to provoke thought.
It is intentional art - art that the creators hope will touch you and communicate with you on a deeper level. And being that, it isn’t something that our current culture has made much room for.
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Where we are always in a rush to be productive, happy and useful, art would have us step back for contemplation and wonder.