Music as such with its notions of modes, tonalities, chords and everything else is the natural harmony inherent in each of us. This is where the statements about music come to mind, which became almost winged phrases. Remember even the words from the movie "Only Old Men Are Going to Battle": "You can not be a pilot, we'll still teach you how to fly, but you must be a musician".
Music as the inspiration of the soul
For some time now, more and more scientists-psychologists agree that music is a kind of an instrument for expressing a person's mood. It's no wonder that we can immediately fall asleep under relaxing sounds, and when listening to something more rhythmic there can be an uplifting mood, sometimes even turning into a state of euphoria.
Even in the XIX century there was such a scientific discipline as musical psychology, which simultaneously implies not only knowledge from the field of musical concepts, but also their influence on the human psyche.
The statements about music from the point of view of the state of mind are often compared with the manifestation of love, when "the soul sings." For example, AS Pushkin writes in one of his creations:
"From the pleasures of life
One love is inferior to music,
But love is also a melody. "
Music as a means of relaxation
Not surprisingly, in some cases, psychologists recommend the use of so-called music therapy. Most often it is used to treat mentally ill people, alcoholics or drug addicts who live in their own invented world. Even Aristotle said that music can influence the ethnic side of the soul.
Music in the history of mankind
In the history of our development, music plays an important role. In this regard, interesting and look statements about the music of one of the most popular philosophers - Confucius. He wrote that if you want to know how things are in this or that state, you need to listen to his national music.
The statements about the music of great people often imply a particularly strong emphasis on its influence on the development of the ethnos of a particular civilization group. For example, at all times marches used to raise the fighting spirit of the troops before the upcoming battle were very common. Written by just an incredible amount.
If you take into account the spiritual sphere, then here you can find a lot of interesting things. No wonder that in churches and cathedrals organs and hymns of psalms or prayers are used, which strengthen the effect of God's fear and glorification of the Lord. For sure, each of us at least once, being in the church, felt this state. In this case, music, of course, acts only as an additional means.
Sayings about the music of great people in the ancient world are best illustrated by Plato, who claimed that music can inspire the whole world, supply the soul with wings and cause a flight of imagination. At that time the veneration of the gods was at such a level that now it may seem somewhat strange to many.
Poets and composers about music
As for poets and composers, we can say with confidence that they are in some ways very similar, because each of them is a creator. A literary or musical work equally affects a person, as a certain harmonic component.
Composers' statements about music in the majority testify that in each such creation the author pawns a part of his soul. So it is, because it is impossible to create something worthwhile, if the soul is callous.
The same Beethoven said that music "must strike fire from people's hearts." It is music that makes you think about life in all its aspects.
Harmony of music and its understanding
Now, however, we are not talking about music in terms of pop music, which recently flooded TV and radio broadcasts. This is the usual means of earning money or influencing the minds of young people. Quotes about music of this type are very interesting to look at the example of the poem "There-Here" by Irina Zabavina, written in 2013.
The real harmony of a person with music comes only when the work touches the most subtle hidden threads of the soul that a person does not show absolutely to anyone around them. This somewhat resembles a feeling of love. Who knows about this feeling, except for the person himself? No one. And with a harmonious perception of musical reproduction.
The most famous statements
Great quotes about music can be cited countless times. However, the most significant among them are the statements of the composers themselves, poets and philosophers.
One of the most famous phrases can be called statements about the music of Richter in terms of what is the poetry of the air. Or Wagner - that she can not think, but is able to embody thoughts.
Many quotes about music imply not only ethnic aspects, but also some aspects of our being. For example, Heine voiced the idea that music is something in between meditation and thought. It is, so to speak, matter without space. And Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in general said that music is the universal language of humanity.
In any case, it's hard not to agree with the last statement, because in the history of any nation music plays one of the most important roles, reaching such a level that it is associated with many nationalities and nationalities, not to mention national instruments that can not be confused either with what. Take at least Scottish bagpipes and compositions, which are performed on it. Immediately after all it is clear that this is the Scottish national color.
It only remains to add words from the same movie "Only Old Men Are Going to Battle": "Everything is transitory, but music is eternal".