Music Quotes

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Camille Saint-Saëns Quotes

Camille Saint-Saëns Quotes Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist in the 1800’s. His best-known works include Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, the Second Piano Concerto, The First Cello Concerto, Danse macabre, the opera Samson and Delilah, the Third Violin Concerto, and The Carnival of the Animals. Saint-Saëns was a musical prodigy; he …

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Franz Liszt Quotes

Franz Liszt Quotes Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, and organist of the Romantic era. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time. Liszt had over 700 compositions and was the author of books on Frédéric Chopin and Hungarian Roma music. Image: Photo of composer, …

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César Franck Quotes

César Franck Quotes César Franck was a Belgian-French composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris in the 1800’s. Franck’s is known for compositions written in his later years, particularly his Symphony in D minor, the Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, the Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for piano solo, the Sonata for …

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Bedrich Smetana Quotes

Bedrich Smetana Quotes Bedrich Smetana was a Czech composer in the 1800’s that was known as the father of Czech music. Internationally he is best known for his opera The Bartered Bride and for the symphonic piece Má vlast (“My Homeland”), which portrays the history and landscape of Smetana’s home. Image: Photo of composer Bedrich …

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Quotes

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Quotes Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was an outstanding composer of the late 1800s into the early 20th century. He is best known for his works Sheharazad and Symphonie Espaniol. His influence on composers of his time was significant. Throughout our present-day, he has been a considerable inspiration to Western music composers, mainly through his use of …

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Peter Tchaikovsky Quotes

Peter Tchaikovsky Quotes Peter Tchaikovsky, the famous Russian composer of the 1800s, is best known in our times for his ballets, most significantly, the Nutcracker, which is performed annually by many ballet companies in the United States and Europe. His influence on Russian music in particular and Western classical music overall is immense. Tchaikovsky was …

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Ralph Vaughan Williams Quotes

Ralph Vaughan Williams Quotes Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) was both a composer and a musicologist, who collected English folk music and songs, which he used liberally in his own compositions and in the work he did with English Hymnal.He wrote in most all genres of western music including symphonies, works for band, chamber …

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George Bernard Shaw Quotes

George Bernard Shaw Quotes Image: George Bernard Shaw, playwright and political activist “There are some experiences in life that should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.” “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” “The single biggest problem in communication is the …

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Paul Simon Quotes

Paul Simon Quotes The singer and songwriter, Paul Simon, won the Gershwin prize for popular song, in 2007. Image: Musician Paul Simon performing on stage “Being an artist doesn’t mean that you’re a good artist. That was the bargain I first made with myself: I’d say, ‘I’m an artist, but I’m not really very good’.” …

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