"He sensed a shallowness in his existence. Somewhere inside him an aesthetic capacity was drying up for lack of use. The idea of becoming more involved with classical music had been forming vaguely in his mind. He was attracted by the idea that this music was uplifting and that some claimed to be enraptured or transformed by it."
Danziger, Robert. The Musical Ascent of Herman Being. Jordan Press: New York, 1988. (2)