quote by Cecilia Bartoli

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.

— Cecilia Bartoli

Useful Baroque Music quotations

I've always been heavily influenced by classical music, mostly by baroque music.


Baroque music quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
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Has it struck you that the music which is regarded as the most sublime in western civilization, which is the music of Bach, is called baroque?

Baroque music quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
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Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, that's what I really like.

I think in Baroque music, especially in the case of Bach, what really transformed Bach's musical language, what changed it for him was hearing Vivaldi, hearing the sort of manipulation of small cells of information and patterns in order to generate sort of huge blocks of harmony.

Normally, things are viewed in these little segmented boxes.

There's classical, and then there's jazz; romantic, and then there's baroque. I find that very dissatisfying. I was trying to find the thread that connects one type of music - one type of musician - to another, and to follow that thread in some kind of natural, evolutionary way.


Baroque music quote The earth has music for those who listen.
The earth has music for those who listen.

I listen to music when I write. I need the musical background. Classical music. I'm behind the times. I'm still with Baroque music, Gregorian chant, the requiems, and with the quartets of Beethoven and Brahms. That is what I need for the climate, for the surroundings, for the landscape: the music.

My father was a classical singer of baroque music, and my older sister was in musical theatre, and I thought about doing the same thing but then realised straight acting was for me.

My thesis statement would be—Bach didn't write Baroque music. He wrote great music.

Baroque music quote A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

I think Ive learned more about Baroque music than any other genre.

Jazz, for me, is a closed circuit, like the term baroque in the world of classical music.


I think, you know, for someone who does play, let's say, old music or, you know, Baroque music or Renaissance music - and you know, and I do play a lot of that, obviously - engaging with new composers, engaging with young composers, is really exciting because it makes me look at people of the past in a very different way that they are also living, that there was a lot of subjectivity in the decisions that they were making.

Baroque music quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

Music always stimulates my imagination.

When I'm writing I usually have some Baroque music on low in the background chamber music by Bach, Telemann, and the like.

We're living in a time when pretty much anything can happen in the music world.

There are a lot of musical languages in which people work. When I think of common practice I think back to the time I was studying the flute, where I learned that in the Baroque period many things were not notated, since they were understood - that was because of common practice.

When I say that there's commonality, I mean more in terms of the sort of techniques by which we perceive Baroque and minimalist music rather than the techniques used to compose them. I know that's being sort of overly complicated.

Baroque music quote People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
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I think I'm fascinated with history and - just in general.

And I'm always interested in how did - how did this come to be? Why is this the way it is? And even singing classical voice, I quickly became more and more interested with early music, baroque voice. And that became an obsession to me - just figuring out how - who are the ancestors of whatever it is.


What is at the higher levels of meaning consciousness is like a hyperspace in which each point is equidistant from the other and where 'the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere'? The mythologies of the occult seem like baroque music: there is an overall similar quality of sound and movement, but, upon examination, each piece of music is unique; Vivaldi and Scarlatti are similar and different.