“Do you know that Beethoven firmly believed that people who listened well to his music would be better people, happier people? It’s the attitude that art has moral value. Yes, I think music has a special capacity to bring harmony to all nations. Good music has a truly positive effect on people… Instead of developing nuclear weapons, when are we going to decide to live, and love, and play music, and listen to it, and survive?”
– Paul Badura-Skoda, in an interview by David Dubal, in Reflections from the Keyboard.