#40982 Composer

Allegory of Music (ca. 1594), a painting of a woman writing sheet music .

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#40983 Composer

is the only bow on 's dark cloud. It is the morning and the evening . It shines upon the babe, and sheds its radiance on the quiet tomb. It is the mother of , inspirer of ,and . It is theandof every heart — builder of every , kindler of everyon every hearth. It was the first toof immortality. It fills thewith melody — for music is theof love. Love is the , the enchanter, that changes worthless things to , and makes royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous , the heart, and without that sacred , that divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it,is , and we are . .

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#40984 Composer

We get nearer to the Lord through music than perhaps through any other thing except . .

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#40985 Composer

"Music" includes sounds wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats. .

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#40986 Composer

In order for music to free itself, it will have to pass over to the other side — there where territories tremble, where the structures collapse, where the ethoses get mixed up, where a powerful song of the earth is unleashed, the great ritornelles that transmutes all the airs it carries away and makes return. .

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#40987 Composer

Music is like ain front of you. You're exposing everything, but surely that's better than suppressing. ... You have to dig deep and that can be hard for anybody, no matter what profession. I feel that I need to actually push myself to the limit to feelwith the. .

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#40988 Composer

It appears to me that the subject of music, from Machaut to Boulez, has always been its construction. Melodies of 12-tone rows just don't happen. They must be constructed. … To demonstrate any formal idea in music, whether structure or stricture, is a matter of construction, in which the methodology is the controlling metaphor of the composition... Only by 'unfixing' the elements traditionally used to construct a piece of music could the sounds exist in themselves—not as symbols, or memories which were memories of other music to begin with. .

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#40989 Composer

The emphasis of study upon a particular aspect of music is in itself ideological because it contains implications about the music's value. .

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#40990 Composer

Music has no subject beyond the combinations of notes we hear, for music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound. .

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#40991 Composer

We must ask whether a cross-cultural musical universal is to be found in the music itself (either its structure or function) or the way in which music is made. By 'music-making,' I intend not only actual performance but also how music is heard, understood, even learned. .

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#40992 Composer

The human attitude of which classical music is the expression is always the same; it is always based on the same kind of insight into life and strives for the same kind of victory over blind change. Classical music as gesture signifies knowledge of the tragedy of the human condition, affirmation of human destiny, courage, cheerful serenity. .

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#40993 Composer

We can no longer maintain any distinction between music and discourse about music, between the supposed object of analysis and the terms of analysis. .

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#40994 Composer

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. .

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#40996 Composer

We're blues people. And blues never lets tragedy have the last word. .

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#40997 Composer

Most people have music in the center of their lives. I believe my work sheds light on how music affects us and why it is so influential. .

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#40998 Composer

Listening to music engages the previously acquired personal knowledge of the listener. .

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#40999 Composer

We must see thatis not only about music, but about how people process it. To understand any art, we must look below its surface into the psychological details of its creation and absorption. .

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#41000 Composer

Music makes things in our minds, but afterward most of them fade away. What remains? ...perhaps what we learn is not the music itself but a way of hearing it. .

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#41002 Composer

Being in a band is really great when you're 20. When you're 30, it's kind of 'Spinal Tap,' and when you're 40, it's just pathetic. .

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#41003 Composer

If we compel the composer to write in terms of what the listener is able to hear, we flirt with the danger of freezing the evolution of musical language, whose progressive development comes about through transgressions of a given era's perceptual habits." .

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#41005 Composer

I might as well endeavour to perswade [sic], that the Sun is a glorious, and beneficial Planet; as take pains to Illustrate Musick with my imperfect praises; for every reasonable Mans own mind will be its Advocate. Musick, belov'd of Heaven, for it is the business of Angels; Desired on Earth as the most charming Pleasure of Men. The world contains nothing that is good, but what is full of Harmonious Concord, nor nothing that is evil, but is its opposite, as being the ill favour'd production of Discord and Disorder. I dare affirm, those that love not Musick (if there be any such) are Dissenters from Ingenuity, and Rebels to the Monarchy of Reason. .

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#41006 Composer

The term 'chromatic' is understood by musicians to refer to music which includes tones which are not members of the prevailing scale, and also as a word descriptive of those individually non-diatonic tones. .

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#41007 Composer

In this day and time you can't even get sick; you are strung-out! Well by God, I'll tell you something, friend: I have never been strung-out in my life, except on music! .

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#41008 Composer

"Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic far beyond all we do here! And now, bedtime. Off you trot!" .

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#41009 Composer

The effect of music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence. .

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#41010 Composer

This art is music. It stands quite apart from all the others. In it we do not recognize the copy, the repetition, of any Idea of the inner nature of the world. Yet it is such a great and exceedingly fine art, its effect on man's innermost nature is so powerful, and it is so completely and profoundly understood by him in his innermost being as an entirely universal language, whose distinctness surpasses even that of the world of perception itself, that in it we certainly have to look for more than that exercitium arithmeticae occultum nescientis se numerare animi [exercise in arithmetic in which the mind does not know it is counting] whichtook it to be. .

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#41011 Composer

Orsino: If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die. .

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#41012 Composer

Music is the brandy of the damned. .

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#41013 Composer

The day you open your mind to music, you're halfway to opening your mind to life. .

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#41014 Composer

Our musical alphabet is poor and illogical. Music, which should pulsate with life, needs new means of expression, and science alone can infuse it with youthful vigor. Why, Italian Futurists, have you slavishly reproduced only what is commonplace and boring in the bustle of our daily lives. I dream of instruments obedient to my thought and which with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds, will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm. .

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#41015 Composer

One day I said to myself that it would be better to get rid of all that—melody, rhythm, harmony, etc. This was not a negative thought and did not mean that it was necessary to avoid them, but rather that, while doing something else, they would appear spontaneously. We had to liberate ourselves from the direct and peremptory consequence of intention and effect, because the intention would always be our own and would be circumscribed, when so many other forces are evidently in action in the final effect. .

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#41016 Composer

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 535-41. .

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#41018 Composer

Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, Expels diseases, softens every pain, Subdues the rage of poison, and the plague. .

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#41019 Composer

That rich celestial music thrilled the air From hosts on hosts of shining ones, who thronged Eastward and westward, making bright the night. .

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#41021 Composer

Rugged the breast that music cannot tame. .

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#41022 Composer

If music and sweet poetry agree. .

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#41025 Composer

God is its author, and not man; he laid The key-note of all harmonies; he planned All perfect combinations, and he made Us so that we could hear and understand. .

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#41026 Composer

The rustle of the leaves in summer's hush When wandering breezes touch them, and the sigh That filters through the forest, or the gush That swells and sinks amid the branches high,— 'Tis all the music of the wind, and we Let fancy float on this .

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#41027 Composer

"Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast," And therefore proper at a sheriff's feast. .

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#41028 Composer

And sure there is music even in the beauty, and the silent note which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument; for there is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres. .

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#41029 Composer

Yet half the beast is the great god Pan, To laugh, as he sits by the river, Making a poet out of a man. The true gods sigh for the cost and the pain— For the reed that grows never more again As a reed with the reeds of the river. .

Composer Quotes about god
#41030 Composer

Her voice, the music of the spheres, So loud, it deafens mortals' ears; As wise philosophers have thought, And that's the cause we hear it not. .

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#41031 Composer

For discords make the sweetest airs. .

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#41033 Composer

Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell. .

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#41034 Composer

There's music in the sighing of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill; There's music in all things, if men had ears: Their earth is but an echo of the spheres. .

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#41035 Composer

And hears thy stormy music in the drum! .

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#41036 Composer

Merrily sang the monks in Ely When Cnut, King, rowed thereby; Row, my knights, near the land, And hear we these monkes' song. .

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#41038 Composer

When music, heavenly maid, was young, While yet in early Greece she sung, The Passions oft, to hear her shell, Throng'd around her magic cell. .

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#41039 Composer

In notes by distance made more sweet. .

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#41040 Composer

In hollow murmurs died away. .

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