Uniquely Among the Arts
Topic: Creativity, Culture, & the Arts
Music, uniquely among the arts, is both completely abstract and profoundly emotional. It has no power to represent anything particular or external, but it has a unique power to express inner states or feelings. Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation.
Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE, [b. July 09, 1933, d. August 30, 2015]
Website: http://www.oliversacks.com/ Was a British neurologist residing in the United States, who has written popular books about his patients, the most famous of which is Awakenings, which was adapted into a film of the same name starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.
Sacks, Oliver and Daniel Glaser. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. Picador, 2018.
Theme: The Musical Arts
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