Hermann Hesse Quote
The human attitude of which classical music is the expression is always the same; it is always based on the same kind of insight into life and strives for the same kind of victory over blind change. Classical music as gesture signifies knowledge of the tragedy of the human condition, affirmation of human destiny, courage, cheerful serenity.
The glass bead game (Magister Ludi). (ed. Holt McDougal, 1969)