A Quote by Frederick Delius on colors, meaning, and music

Bernard van Dieren commenting on the music of Frederick Delius: To all that he touched he gave a new meaning, a new color, a new outline, a new loveliness, and a new poignancy.

Frederick Delius (1862 - 1934)

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A Quote by Frederic Chopin on communication and music

Liszt commenting on the music of Frédéric Chopin: He confided . . . those inexpressible sorrows to which the pious give vent in their communication with their Maker. What they never say except upon their knees, he said in his palpitating compositions.

Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849)

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A Quote by Franz Liszt on idealism and music

Music is never stationary; successive forms and styles are only like so many resting-places - like tents pitched and taken down again on the road to the Ideal.

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)

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A Quote by Florent Schmitt on listening and music

When I don't like a piece of music, I make a point of listening to it more closely. [Attributed]

Florent Schmitt (1870 - 1958)

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A Quote by Florenz Ziegfeld on good and music


Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!

Florenz Ziegfeld (1867 - 1932)

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A Quote by Ernst von Dohnányi on composers and music

Richard Aldrich commenting on the music of Ernst von Dohnányi: Here is a composer . . . who is quite uninfluenced by most of the currents and countercurrents of 'modernity' that are troubling the musical waters these days.

Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877 - 1960)

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A Quote by Ernest R.. on beauty, christmas, communication, experience, family, guests, heart, home, language, mankind, music, silence, songs, surprises, thinking, and time

Music, the universal language of mankind, is also a form of beauty at its best. As language differs among peoples, so does the language of music differ with time, place, background and experience; but if it is true music, it strikes a responsive chord. In a Japanese home at Christmas-time, I was the only person in the group who spoke English. Yet ways of communication were found. Thinking of home, I hummed softly to myself, "Silent Night." To my surprise, the French guest, the German guest and the Japanese family joined in singing the universally inspiring Christmas song, each in his own language, yet in the same language, the language of the heart.

Ernest R..

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A Quote by Ernest Bloch on judaism and music

Paul Rosenfeld commenting on the music of Ernest Bloch: This music makes one feel as though an element that had remained unchanged throughout three thousand years, an element that is in every Jew and by which every Jew must know himself, and his decent, were caught up in it and fixed there.

Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1869)

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A Quote by Ernest Chausson on music


Pierre de Orville commenting on the music of Ernest Chausson: All his works exhale a dreamy sensitiveness that is peculiar to him.

Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899)

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A Quote by Erik Satie on beginning, duty, earth, good, inventions, love, music, play, questions, regret, society, thinking, trouble, and world

I often regret having come into this petty world; not that I hate the world. No . . . I love the world, I love high society and even the demimonde, since I'm a sort of demimondaine myself. But what have I come to do on this Earth, which is so earthly and so earthy? Do I have duties to perform here? have I come here to carry out a mission-a commission? Have I been sent here to amuse myself? to enjoy myself a little? . . . to forget the miseries of a beyond, which I no longer remember? Am I not unwelcome here? What should I say to all these questions? Thinking, almost from the moment of my arrival, that I was doing some good down here, I began to play a few musical airs which I myself had invented. . . . All my troubles stemmed from there.

Erik Satie (b. Alfred Erikit Leslie - Satie)

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