Porphyry recalled that Pythagoras (580–500 BC) allowed no one to become a friend or associate without first being examined in facial expression and disposition.
Pythagoras (580–500 BC) as a teacher is still remembered for a number of symbolic utterances. One was "Abstain from beans."
Every musician knows that the purpose of music is to communicate feelings to the listener. But this is first communicated in the choice of repertoire.
Move to the tune of tears that flow: For tears are music too, and keep A song unheard in hearts that weep.
With 500 TV channels, movies and sporting events beyond counting, should it be the school system's job to provide the public with more entertainment?
Beethoven said that music is a more lofty revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. What higher wisdom do you experience in music?
It bothered Plato that not everyone agrees when it comes to describing the beauty. In the end he complains, "All that is beautiful is difficult."
Plato presents questions about the arts which are only answered later when Aristotle founds the new branch of philosophy, Aesthetics.