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1. "Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection."
Author: Alban Berg
2. "Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday. It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect decent music under these conditions."
Author: Alex North
3. "For a short while she considered the idea of orchestral courtesy. Certainly one should avoid giving political offence: German orchestras, of course, used to be careful about playing Wagner abroad, at least in some countries, choosing instead German composers who were somewhat more ... apologetic."
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
4. "It is possible I never learned the names of birds in order to discover the bird of peace, the bird of paradise, the bird of the soul, the bird of desire. It is possible I avoided learning the names of composers and their music the better to close my eyes and listen to the mystery of all music as an ocean. It may be I have not learned dates in history in order to reach the essence of timelessness. It may be I never learned geography the better to map my own routes and discover my own lands. The unknown was my compass. The unknown was my encyclopedia. The unnamed was my science and progress."
Author: Anaïs Nin
5. "When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle. There were no composers writing for the guitar, be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists."
Author: Andres Segovia
6. "Composers are always going back to the past."
Author: Anne Dudley
7. "The composers could no longer direct all performances in person, and so the responsibility of interpreting their works in the spirit in which they had been conceived was placed upon conductors."
Author: Anton Seidl
8. "Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers."
Author: Brian Greene
9. "As to...old composers like Schubert or Beethoven, I imagine that, while modern music expresses both feeling, thought and imagination, they expressed pure feeling. And you know all day sitting at work, eating, walking, etc., you have hundreds of feelings that can't be put into words. And that is why I think that in a sense music is the highest of the arts, because it really begins where the others leave off."
Author: C.S. Lewis
10. "Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best."
Author: Carla Bley
11. "Most of the important composers in our country are clustered in the Northeast."
Author: Carlisle Floyd
12. "I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He's one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera."
Author: Cecilia Bartoli
13. "I've got a collection of songs that I've had, I keep adding to and they're all great American composers. I wanted to showcase American composers and I've done that on a lot of my records and played things by American composers that I really respect."
Author: Charlie Haden
14. "Well, American composers are the best composers. At this time in the world, we are where the energy is. We are the most diverse, the most iconoclastic, the most maverick, and the most skillful."
Author: David Del Tredici
15. "Many, many composers have only found their way to a certain form, through familiarizing themselves with texts."
Author: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
16. "I tend to listen to the classical composers: Rachmaninov, Satie."
Author: Enya
17. "My favorite instrument is the snare drum. In Scotland, the snare drum is very prominent in Highland bands. The Scottish style of playing is in my blood. It's a very powerful instrument, but it can also be soothing, like velvet. It's a real challenge for composers."
Author: Evelyn Glennie
18. "Still, American composers working in France have had a pretty hard time."
Author: Gavin Bryars
19. "Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar to that which we earthly composers face today."
Author: George Crumb
20. "Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche."
Author: George Crumb
21. "I am certain that most composers today would consider today's music to be rich, not to say confusing, in its enormous diversity of styles, technical procedures, and systems of esthetics."
Author: George Crumb
22. "The record company started as an adjunct to that, to give young composers their first recorded performances; to give young musicians their first debut on a recording. These are all things that big record companies would never touch because there is no money in it!"
Author: Gunther Schuller
23. "Men are strangely inclined to worship what they do not understand. A grand secret, upon which several imposers on mankind have totally relied for the success of their frauds."
Author: Henry Fielding
24. "With the new technology that keeps entering the media, film composers are constantly being placed in new learning situations. Acknowledging this and realizing that one must keep up, I maintain, nonetheless, that the real creative power is in the mind and heart of the composer."
Author: Henry Mancini
25. "Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism."
Author: Howard Dietz
26. "The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is unnecessary to most film projects, and most film composers make better use of the enormous range of pop and other materials and techniques required of them than I probably would, faced with the same challenge."
Author: John Corigliano
27. "I have tremendous respect for film composers."
Author: John Corigliano
28. "I think a lot of composers get into trouble just making up a plot and expecting an audience to follow that."
Author: John Eaton
29. "Well, the very best operas are the ones written by the very best composers."
Author: John Eaton
30. "Composers are the only people who can hear good music above bad sounds."
Author: John Philip Sousa
31. "America can well expect to develop a goodly amount of composers for she has a goodly number of people."
Author: John Philip Sousa
32. "Composers, like authors, have a lot in common. Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally."
Author: Ken Hill
33. "When the Domaine Musical started up, I wasn't part of it. They were the major players in contemporary music at that time, braodcasting old and new composers' work. And I wasn't one of them."
Author: Luc Ferrari
34. "Composers were warned not to strain the attention of their audience, as though we had not at our disposal different degrees of attention, among which it rests precisely with the artist himself to arouse the highest. For those who yawn with boredom after ten lines of a mediocre article have journeyed year after year to Bayreuth to listen to the Ring."
Author: Marcel Proust
35. "Magicians are typically introverted; they don't tend to work with others, but I work with software programmers, composers, designers, so it's a very diverse group and the result is always more interesting than something I could have done by myself."
Author: Marco Tempest
36. "But still as compared to many, many orchestras in the world, I think you find a lot more new music and living composers on our programs than many other places."
Author: Michael Tilson Thomas
37. "The first year I started in San Francisco, there was an American work on every program and there's been a lot of music by living composers and gradually that was part of the process of getting the audience really to trust me."
Author: Michael Tilson Thomas
38. "Then I started listenin' a lot to classical composers. Piano works. Just to see what they were doin'. That sort of put me in a different groove to try to blend all that in."
Author: Mose Allison
39. "Hell may have all the best composers, but heaven has all the best choreographers."
Author: Neil Gaiman
40. "Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now."
Author: Neville Marriner
41. "I've seen composers work on 30 films at one go. So, eight or even 10 albums in a year is no big deal."
Author: Pritam Chakraborty
42. "Silver nitrate and water in a super soaker," he told her. "My own invention. Ought to be good at twenty feet, kind of like wasp spray."Oh. "You get me the nicest things.""Anybody can get jewelry. Posers"
Author: Rachel Caine
43. "The gift that isn't big enough to make a mark, but is too big to leave the possessor in peace. And so they can't be content to be Sunday painters, or poets who write for a few friends, or composers whose handful of delicate little settings of Emily Dickinson can't find a singer. It's a special sort of hell."
Author: Robertson Davies
44. "Since music is a reflection of our mindset and our culture, it is bound to change with time. I am glad that India is such a receiving country and is always open to all kinds of music. Our composers, singers and writers are open to experimenting."
Author: Sonu Nigam
45. "I'm blessed to be working with wizards like Vishal Bhardwaj as well as many young composers."
Author: Sukhwinder Singh
46. "I came across a lot of young composers who have got passion but lack experience. I want to help them out."
Author: Sukhwinder Singh
47. "I have declared that I will work free of cost with those composers who are passionate about their work. Sohail Sen is one such lad, whose music in Banjaara has been liked a lot."
Author: Sukhwinder Singh
48. "I looked at the headline: "The Devil Made Him Do It." It was an opinion piece about the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and the "disjointed" but "grotesque" remarks he had made at a press conference. Lamenting the relative impotence of the arts in comparison to terrorism, Stockhausen had called the attacks "the greatest work of art that is possible in the whole cosmos." I guess he thought of it as a Wagnerian spectacle, an opera of airplanes and towers. "Five thousand people are dispatched into eternity, in a single moment," he said. "I couldn't do that. In comparison with that, we're nothing as composers."
Author: Supervert
49. "I loved Hendrix. I mean, really, really loved him. As if he were one of the great classical composers. And he was. That's how I saw him."
Author: Warren Zevon
50. "Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers."
Author: William Penn

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