Refuse to Live Your Life Without Art, Poetry and Music

"Music also goes where words can’t. "Music is," said Ludwig van Beethoven, the dominant figure between the Classical and Romantic eras, who composed his Ninth Symphony when totally deaf, “the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”

"Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman,” he said. To me, it has done both. I have turned to Beethoven’s “Eroica” for inspiration in hard times, and put on a John Philip Sousa march when I didn’t want to do housework."  Read More

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