Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Bachelor of Arts-Music & Master of Arts-Psychology

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Igor Stravinsky Quotations

Igor Stravinsky Quotations Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, considered to be the most influential music composer of modern times, was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. He supplemented his royalty income by conducting, playing piano and recording his works. Stravinsky wrote music with the craft of a fine jeweler …

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Sting Quotations

Sting Quotations Here are some quotations by Sting, the name given him by a fellow musician many years before he became famous as the songwriter and vocalist for the band ‘The Police’. His legal name is Gordon Sumner. Sting enjoys an enduring career, which includes the continual creation of new songs, collaborating with other extraordinary …

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Albert Schweitzer Quotations

Albert Schweitzer Quotations Albert Schweitzer, humanitarian, organist, JS Bach scholar, Lutheran pastor and African missionary, who won the 1952 Nobel Peace prize for founding and running the Lambarene Hospital in Gabon, west central Africa, most likely rekindled the spirit of many throughout his lifetime. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “reverence …

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Joni Mitchell Quotations

Joni Mitchell Quotations This recent synchronous happening revolving around Joni Mitchell went like this: After a meal out, Bonne and I were having a leisure wander about in Barnes and Nobel when Daniel Levitin’s book, Your Brain On Music stopped my feet and planted them in front of the book table for the rest of that time. …

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Jennifer Higdon Quotations

Jennifer Higdon Quotations I recently met composer Jennifer Higdon, through an event sponsored by the American Composers Forum. We learned a good deal about her compositional process and her approach to earning a full time living as a composer, which for me, has been very inspiring. Recently, I had the good fortune to meet Composer …

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Andre Gide Quotations

Andre Gide Quotations Andre Gide was a French author, humanist, and moralist who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947. Gide has always appealed to different audiences: a traditional psychological novelist to some and an innovative modern writer to others; he was a major literary critic, social crusader, and spokesperson for homosexual rights, at …

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Aretha Franklin Quotations

Aretha Franklin Quotations The youngest recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and the first black woman to appear on the cover of Time magazine, Aretha Franklin is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Known for many years as “The Queen of Soul”, she is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, and gospel. Franklin has won nineteen …

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Albert Einstein Quotations

Albert Einstein Quotations Albert Einstein, named by Time Magazine in 1999 as the “Person of the Century,” wrote his 1st scientific paper at age 15 and by age 21 earned his degree in physics. After graduation, he spent almost 2 years unsuccessfully looking for a teaching job in academia and through the help of a …

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Sheryl Crow Quotations

Sheryl Crow Quotations The American rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Sheryl Crow blends country, folk, pop and blues into a mainstream sound that combines sunny rock tunes with world-weary ballads. She toured with Michael Jackson during the BAD world tour in 1987-1989 and has played with such musicians as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Don Henley, and Sinead …

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Aaron Copland Quotations

Aaron Copland Quotations Aaron Copland’s life and music spanned the 20th century and he was considered by most to be America’s most ‘American sounding’ composer. In addition to superb use of melody, open rich harmony and dynamic wide-ranging rhythmic interplay, Copland composed from the heart as well as with technical prowess. When we hear his …

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