"Order. That is what we long for, in our innermost souls. An order that mirrors Plato's Celestial Harmonies: a corrective to the silent chaos that inhabits every human breast. And music comes nearest to restoring this to us. Even to a man who has not understood the nature of his own dilemma, in sublime music, he will discover that his strivings may be subsumed beneath a wondrous calm and he will fell at peace."
Music & Silence, Rose Tremain