Famous thinkers, philosophers, people who were busy with music made different descriptions to it. Music, which has been a tradition in Europe since the middle ages, actually was thought next to arithmetic, geometry and astronomy.
The work music derives from the Greek word mousike and has different pronunciations in different languages. Here are some descriptions that were made about music.
The famous Cassiodorus, who wrote about music in 6th century said:
''Music is science that works with numbers.''
Pythagoras: “__Harmony that is made up of a few sounds that are not in harmony with each other.”
J. J. Rousseau: '' Music is the art of making sounds likeable to the ear.''
E. Kant: ''It's the art of expressing an order of nice feelings with sounds.''
Confucius: ''All the sounds come out of the mind. Music is a gate between these sounds' differences and harmony. Music helps bring tranquility.''
Plato: ''Music is an art that calms and relaxes the soul of a person.''
Goethe: ''Music takes people to rituals as church music, and takes people to dance as folk music.''
A. Schopenhauer: ''Music talks about essence.''