Ion Gagim
Pages 161-169
DOI: 10.5840/cultura20074129


“By music, someone can be converted to any error and verity; who would be able to combat the tone?” Friedrich Nietzsche The interaction music and conscience belongs to the most profound and direct relations. The repercussions for each of them are those of a defining character. On the one hand, music is the emanation of the soul, on the other hand, the pyyche owes its existence to a considerable degree to music. The daring character of this statement dies out after the problem is thoroughly examined, after the conclusion is made that if it had not been for music man’s psychic evolution would have covered a different trajectory; his psychical constitution would have been different if it hadn’t been for those 40.000 years of music. M. Gabai and J. Jost remark: “Music is a great power. It belongs to a world that influences our whole physical and psychic condition”. Also, E. T. Gaston emphasizes this determining influence of music on the process of constituting the psyche: “Music is closely related to feelings and it can effectively awaken what is in deep collapse. … This awakening is essential and of vital importance.” The same author asserts that “the significance of the aesthetic influence of music on the individual lies in the fact that without it he will be less complete than a human being.” The influence of music on the conscience is one of constitutive nature because it has a character that is complex (in details) and total (as 

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