Almost every musician has one or more pieces that, once heard, they will never forget. Some people even take up an instrument specifically because of a particular selection. While some of our non-music-playing friends may not understand this, it’s something everyone with a “playing addiction” can readily comprehend.
Today’s quote speaks directly to this:
“Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.”
Sir Thomas Beecham, British conductor (1879-1961)
If you have a particular piece that began your musical journey or has inspired you along the way, pick it up and play it from time to time and let its magic wash over you again. And when you get a chance, share it with someone else. They just might get caught up in the magic, too.
Wikipedia article on Sir Thomas Beecham