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Postby tom bobby » 22 Sep 2005, 13:12

Max wrote:
Comme_le_Vent wrote:'dayum, dat biatch be hollerin ma sheeyat' - w.a.mozart


"Fo sho these fuges be wicked aiii" - Bach

I like the Ali G quote! I think thats my faviorate quote at the moment.

Oscar Wilde said of Chopin:

"After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own."
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Postby Thracozaag » 22 Sep 2005, 20:14

Some gems:

"God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way!"
--Arturo Toscanini

"Ah music! What a beautiful art, but what a wretched profession!"
--Georges Bizet

"Isn't this awfully long?" (To the first violinist while conducting a performance of Der Rosenkavalier')
--Richard Strauss

"Oh how wonderful opera would be if there were no singers!"
--Giacchino Rossini

"The amount of money one needs is terrifying"

"I'd rather play 'chiquita banana' and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve."
--Xavier Cugat

"There are three degrees of comparison: stupido, stupidissimo and tenore."
--Pietro Mascagni

"There are two golden rules for an orchestra: Start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between."
--Sir Thomas Beecham

"Flint must be an extremely wealthy town; I see that each of you bought two, or three seats."
--Victor Borge, playing to a half empty house in Flint, Michigan

"You can't possibly hear the last movement of Beethoven's 7th and go slow!!"
--Oscar Levant, talking his way out of a speeding ticket


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Postby pianola » 23 Nov 2007, 22:11

"Mozart is sunshine"
- Dvorak
"Handel is still someone i can bow my head down to"
- Beethoven
"Music should never offend the listener's ear"
- Mozart
"Under the eyes of god, as an honest man, your son is the best composer i know"
- Haydn, to Mozart's dad
"If i can meet one more person, that would be Handel. If i can BE one person, (if im not Bach myself), i would be Handel."
- Bach
"He was a romantic who hated romantic music"
Liszt, about Chopin

thats all i remember RIGHT NOW. for some reason, i forgot all the quotes i learned.
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Re: Great Quotations

Postby ruata » 28 Nov 2007, 14:36

mephisto??? comme le vent?? are you back??? looool..nice to have you back guys!!!

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Re: Great Quotations

Postby vmak1332 » 10 Aug 2008, 00:59

No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine that they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
-Franz Schubert

one of my favorites!!
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