I read this last night:
" After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own. Music always seems to me to produce that effect.It creates for one a past of which one has been ignorant, and fills one with a sense of sorrows that have been hidden from one's tears. I can fancy a man who has led a perfectly commonplace life, hearing by chance some curious piece of music, and suddenly discovering his soul, without his being conscious of it, had passed through terrible experiences, and known fearful joys, or wild romantic loves, or great renunciations." Oscar Wilde
I think that music has the capacity to affect us that immediately and that viscerally......but so does all great art.
Art takes you to a place where you see yourself, in the flash of a moment, past, present, future, and your place in the world. It takes you away, and it envelops you;it is a soul connection and a universal connector than overcomes all the conventions of culture, religion, society- to create a profoundly limitless bond between one and the universe.
Georgia O'Keefe wrote," Art is what I give the world , for what the world gives me." And that is simply put, how profound and cyclical and symbiotic the connection is, between the artist, and those that can share of it.