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Composers' Quotes

 

Quotes from famous composers:

1. Johann Sebastian Bach - "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."

2. Ludwig van Beethoven - "To play without passion is inexcusable!"

3. Johannes Brahms - "Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind."

4. Frederic Chopin - "Simplicity is the final a...chievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."

5. George Frideric Handel - "Whether I was in my body or out of my body as I wrote it I know not. God knows."

6. Franz Joseph Haydn - "Young people can learn from my example that something can come from nothing. What I have become is the result of my hard efforts."

7. Felix Mendelssohn - "Even if, in one or other of them, I had a particular word or words in mind, I would not tell anyone, because the same word means different things to different people. Only the songs say the same thing, arouse the same feeling, in everyone - a feeling that can't be expressed in words."

8. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

9. Franz Schubert - "Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same." 

**Let me share what i think of the quotes:

---> Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

***Mozart may not be a Christian but he certainly knows the bible.. it's written without love we are nothing!
even cooking,, u may be a great cook, u know how to blend all ur right ingredients,, but if u dun cook with love, ur dish will not be as tasty as one who does it with love.
same with performance,, u can practise till the cows go home, n achieve great knowledge,, but if ur FORCED and dun play the piece with love, it will not be as enjoyable n pleasurable to the listener.

 --->Bach said,"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."

***really, during his time, did he have a choice??
nope, what the harpsichord does is when u hit the right notes, it just plays tat,, you cant alter gradation of tone , u cant have different type of touches,, it's just 1 kind of touch.
So, if Bach was borned in a different period, he wouldn't have said tat.

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