From: History of European Ideas, Vol. 20, Nos. 1–3 (1995), p. 477–481.
Integration vs. assimilation: European „Musics“ do exist!
The unusual plural form of the word “music” grew out of necessity, although this necessity has already been made obvious many times throughout the history of music, for example in “Ungleichzeitigkeit des Gleichzeitigen”.278 Or in connection with the unique pluralism of techniques and styles in twentieth-century music, especially at the beginning of its third decade. Here, however, the plural form of “music” means a diversity of a quite different kind, the diversity which makes global definitions of music almost impossible.279