H I/ I/brks of art make rules;
rules do not make works of art. "
I may not be a firs I -77118 composer; but I am a
first- class second-rate compose): "
I haven’t understood a
bar of music in my
life, but I have felt it. "
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
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. "
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. "
H Don’t only practice your art, but
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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. "
I ’m an adventurer:
I like invention, JOHANNES
I like discoveiy. " BPAHM5
“ A creative artist works on his next
composition because he was not
satisﬁed with his previous one. "
There was no one near to confuse me, so
I was forced to become original. "
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.
_ " GEORGES BIZET
MALCOLM “ , , ,
ARNOLD Inspiration is
a quickening of all
man ’s faculties, and
it is manifested in all
“ I - t - H The only love
magzna 20” H aﬂairl have ever
creates reality. had was with
“So long as the human spirit thrives on this
planet, music in some living form will
accompany and sustain it. "
“Tb copy the truth can be a
' g ' good thing, but to 2.7108 Ht ‘A«
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the truth is bettei; much better. " A
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