The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.
I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare.
The music is not in the notes,
but in the silence between.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
Ludwig van Beethoven
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Dying of tuberculosis: The earth is suffocating.... Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive.
Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
Competitions are for horse, not artist.
I do hope you can see me today.
Elizabeth II of England
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
The future? Like unwritten books and unborn children, you don't talk about it.