It is quite natural that we should tend to conceive music as lying within the sphere of play […]. Making music bears at the outset all the formal characteristics of play proper: the activity begins and ends within strict limits of time and place, is repeatable, consists essentially in order, rhythm, alternation, transports audience and performers alike out of “ordinary” life into a sphere of gladness and serenity, which makes even sad music a lofty pleasure. In other words, it “enchants” and “enraptures” them. In itself it would be perfectly understandable, therefore, to comprise all music under the heading of play.
Quotes about games and music
One thing to remember in comparisons to movies and music is that even if you don’t “get it”, you can still watch a movie and listen to music. Lack of understanding does not prevent you from consuming the experience. If you don’t understand the rules of a game, then you cannot play the game at all. If it can’t be played, is it even a game?