A Swan's Song (an astrology page; it does contain some notable biographical information and several photographs, amidst a great deal of speculation and rumor)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Her singing reminds me of a cart coming downhill with the brake on
Sir Thomas Beecham
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
Engineering is the professional and systematic application of science to the efficient utilization of natural resources to produce wealth.
T J Hoover
Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm.
I wouldn’t play it in public — you need different muscles, you can’t use the upper arm, just the fingers. But the sound has a glow, because the strings aren’t damped, as on a piano. I wanted to visit Bach’s sound world, then apply those ideas to the piano.
I have found if you love life, life will love you back.
Don't be afraid to see what you see.
People should be afraid of the cancer, not the mammogram.
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
John Philip Sousa
Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Dying of tuberculosis: The earth is suffocating.... Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive.
If I am not making music, I have no reason for existing.
The music is not in the notes,
but in the silence between.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.
The future? Like unwritten books and unborn children, you don't talk about it.
Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.