Troubled minds soothed by sound of music

Wan Ying uses music therapy to comfort people in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. (Photo provided to China Daily)

For most people, music has the power to communicate joy and sorrow in ways unmatched by words.

As the Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.”

Amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, soothing music and voices are bringing comfort to those in Hubei province cities where lockdowns have been imposed.

“Many emotions, such as confusion, fear, grief and anger, have been caused by the epidemic among people from all walks of life,” said Wan Ying, a professor of music education at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music, located in the city at the epicenter of the outbreak. Full story.

China Daily / March 3, 2020

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