The Great Musician is a civilian unit in Civilization VI, a Great Person who creates Great Works of Music. It appears once enough Great Musician points are earned (and can be rushed with Gold or Faith through Patronage).
Each Great Musician can create two Great Works of Music.
Great Musicians are very valuable to players pursuing a Cultural Victory, though this value becomes apparent later than the other Culture-oriented Great People. Wonders with slots for Great Works of Music do not become available until the Industrial Era (with the exceptions of the Palace and the Apadana, which can hold Great Works of any kind), and there are only three of them: the Bolshoi Theatre, Broadway, and the Sydney Opera House. Apart from these, the Broadcast Center is the only regular building that can hold Great Works of Music. However, if you can attract enough Great Musicians to fill these three wonders and all of your Broadcast Centers with Great Works of Music, the Satellite Broadcasts Policy Card will reward you with a huge output of Tourism.
It has been said that “music is the soul of a people.” If that is indeed the case, then “great musicians” are the guardians of that soul. Whatever the form, whatever the beat, whatever the instruments, no other art speaks to our emotions like music. Since it does, it is also the most subjective of the arts; what is heavenly harmony to one is just a cacophony of noise to another. That rather broadens the definition of what is “great” music; perhaps the best way to judge this “greatness” is how long a piece has continued to be played and appreciated by others. But from the time that men first beat out a rhythm on logs to the modern electronic orchestra, great composers and performers have expressed the collective sorrows and joys of each civilization.
|Great People of Civilization VI|
|Artist • Admiral • Engineer • General • Merchant • Musician • Prophet • Scientist • Writer|