Describe what it feels like to hear a beautiful piece of music or see a stunning piece of art.
No other piece of music moves me more than George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. I know of no other piece of music like it.
Sections of it cause me to think deeply and serenely while others lift me and make me feel joy and hope.
Sometimes I wonder what thought process was Gershwin pursuing when he came across the haunting melody and theme that repeats itself throughout. To me it defies all conventional melodies. It stands alone. There is nothing else by which to compare it.
Good music must lift one higher. It must take you to meadows, mountain tops, and allow you to soar among the clouds and swoop into verdant valleys. Good music makes you see and feel the delicacy of a flower’s petal and the power of an ocean wave. It is a warm smile, a gentle touch, a soothing word.
Music and art should always take you to a good place.