"The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees."
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
"When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me."
"The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees..."
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
"You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?"
"Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off."
"Without music, life would be a mistake."
"In music the passions enjoy themselves."
"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
"Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is meaning to life after all."
"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music."
"Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life."
"Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune."
"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."
"I don't believe in having bands for solo records."
"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory."
"Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once."
"Music is love in search of a word."
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