By simply taking "Music" as the title, the focus of the composition lies on the abstract, musical content without the listener's imagination being guided beforehand by a story. Just because of the objectivity of the title, the experience of the music can go in all directions.
The premiere of Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps in 1913 sent a shock wave through Western music history. A journalist expressed the feelings of many when he nicknamed the work “Le massacre du tympan” or “The massacre of the eardrum”. Although Le sacre no longer sounds like a massacre to us today, the work’s primordial power is still every bit as overwhelming.