Music was a vehicle of a dialogue with oneself. What differentiated music-making from reading was that it was not silent. Music alone retained a social character by being audible. What protected music's function as private communication, however, was its opaque meaning, particularly in its instrumental genres. Grillparzer's lone violinist in Der arme Spielmann or the young female at the piano were in dialogue with themselves, but at the same time were (often inadvertently) audible to others. Unpacking the meaning inherent in what was heard was as difficult as protecting the player from public exposure with respect to the expression of dangerous sentimentality.
另外两个是neutral occasion for social gatherings和dimension of intimate and domestic life