Why does music affect us like no other art? An American scientist thinks he can explain these ëglorious illusionsí
Bryan Appleyard [Times Online, 2 September 2007]
In his last, largely barren years on the island of Faro, the great film director Ingmar Bergman listened to music. He saw it, his daughter-in-law said, as ìa sort of gateway to other realities, different from those we can immediately perceive with our sensesî. Bergman had no religious faith, but in music he heard the only possible evidence that there was something beyond this world. The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein described Mozart and Beethoven as ìthe true sons of Godî.