Purpose of the arts

Our modernized world needs music

“Our modernized minds need to be musicalized. We have defied the intellect … and developed only half of man’s possibilities. There is no other human activity that asks for such a harmonious cooperation of “intellect” and “soul” as artistic creation, especially music.”

Ernst Levy, Swiss composer, musicologist, pianist and conductor.

Cited in: Kimball, K., Petersen, R., Johnson, K. (1990) The Music Lover’s Quotation Book. Toronto: Sound and Vision, p. 91.

By Greg

Australian composer and pianist