This morning I am in a 'question everything' state of mind.
So my answer begins by questioning the question.
What is meant by the 'true spirit of beauty'?
Can such a thing be captured at all?
Are there essential distinctions between emotions and the true spirit of beauty?
The songs mentioned evoke emotions, yes?
As I see it, feelings are always there, as the sun is always shining. Feelings are part of who we are.
Emotions pass through. They are our response to stimuli.
Songs may stir my emotions, and I say, “Oh, how beautiful.”
But if I answer truly, no song can capture the true spirit of beauty any more than a cup held down in the current can capture the spirit of a river.