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35 timeless quotes by classical music composers


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Lovely collection of classical music quotes by composers you may not have heard.

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35 timeless quotes by classical music composers

  1. 1. H I/ I/brks of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. " CLAUDE DEBUSSV U ' I may not be a firs I -77118 composer; but I am a first- class second-rate compose): " RICHARD STRAUSS H I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it. " IGOR STRAVINSKY U A good composer does not imitate, he steals. " “ Handel is only “ It is sobering to f0,, ,,1;, We, think that when He is not even Mozart was my age interesting, " he had already DYTOR ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY been dead a year. " " TOM LEHRER H I can ’t understand why _ people are frightened of ' (Speaking of new ideas Mozart’s early ' ' ' "W" ‘; g"’e age I ’m frightened of just ) " of the old ones. JOHN CAGE " H To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. " LEONARD BERNSTEIN H In order to compose, all “ The 01d idea ofa -. I"0"* 719951 to do 73‘ composer suddenly remember a tune having a tezrificlidea and sitting up a . . nig it to write nob else it is nonsense. Night time " 2-'Sf07‘ sleeping. " ROBERT SCHUMANN BENJAMIN BRITTEN “ . Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist. " FRANZ LISZT H Don’t only practice your art, but _f07"C€ 1)/ '0Zt7" 7/U(ly l.7’ll0 its secrets. ” LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN “ I was obliged to be industrious. I/ Vhoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well. " JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH “ I am hitting my head “ out I against the walls, but the walls are Craftsmanship’ - - ins iration is giving way. " P a mere reed GUSTAV M AH LER shaken in . . the wind. " U I ’m an adventurer: I like invention, JOHANNES I like discoveiy. " BPAHM5 KARLHEINZ »STOCKHAUSEN “ A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one. " DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH it There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original. " JOSEPH HAYDN U . . . Illusic is the social H , . . . I - - As a musician I tell you that if act of communication - you were to suppress adultery, among pewle, a _ _ _ _ fanaticism, crime, evil, the gesture of supernatural, there would no dsh ip’ longer be the iIieaiwfo; ~ writing on note. the strongest _ " GEORGES BIZET there is. MALCOLM “ , , , ARNOLD Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man ’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements. " GIACOMO RUCCINI “ I - t - H The only love magzna 20” H aflairl have ever creates reality. had was with music. " RICHARD WAGNER MAURICE RAVEL “So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it. " AARON CORLAND .5“ 1 “Tb copy the truth can be a ' g ' good thing, but to 2.7108 Ht ‘A« | . C‘ ' '6'. ‘ '1 1 v . ‘ the truth is bettei; much better. " A (‘fir GIUSEDPE VERDI SOURCES http: //www. cIassicfm. com/ discover/ music/ inspiring-composer-quotes http: //www. cIassicfmcont/ discover/ music/ moreinspiring-composer-quotes sage http: //wwwmusicwithease. com/ cIassical-music-quoteshtml G a t e S h e a d http: //www. brainyquote. com/ quotes/ type/ type_composer. htmI www. sagegateshead. com IMAGES 3.bp. bIogspot. com I tumb| I artsfuse. org I bach-cantatas. com I biografiasyvidascom I biographycom cIassicaIan: :hives. com I classicfm I findagravecom I fineartamericacom IflagIerIive. com I i. wp. pI I Icweb2.Ioc. gov musicweb-internationalcom I nndhcom I pianoparadisacom I rovicorpcom I sibeliusfi I stockhausenorg I teIegrapI'Lco. uI< thedeafcheffiIes. wordpress. com I wiI<imedia. org