Music Is a Potent Source of Meaning

(Photo: Jose Oller/Flickr)

(Photo: Jose Oller/Flickr)

But new research finds younger and older people largely listen for different reasons.

“Music,” wrote Ludwig van Beethoven, “is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” Granted, as a composer, Beethoven wasn’t exactly an objective observer. But for most of us, music is still the art form we turn to most frequently, and the one that gives us the greatest satisfaction. Full story.

Tom Jacobs (Pacific Standard) / August 21, 2015

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