THE MUSIC NOW PLAYING IS:
Bruckner's Scherzo from the 4th Symphony
with Celibidache and the Munich Philharmonic
Phenomenology of Music
....being a living 'here and now' experience is virtually impossible to describe in words, however here is an attempt (NOT by Celibidache!):
Phenomenological analysis has its basis in the study of essential musical aspects such as phrasing, form, instrumentation, style, etc.,with the ultimate aim of increasingly and directly enabling the conscious understanding of a piece of music.
This type of analysis thus tries to unite the analytic study of a music work with its direct experience by the performer, thus attempting to arrive at the experience of Music proper. It is, in other words, a method seeking the marriage of knowledge and experience.
Therefore there is little room for purely personal or subjective opinion. Instead one looks for knowledge which may be of help to everybody: discovery, NOT opinion; realization, NOT interpretation.