January 3, 20130

“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. 

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