quote by Catherine Drinker Bowen

Chamber music - a conversation between friends.

— Catherine Drinker Bowen

Grateful Chamber Music quotations

Chamber 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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In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.

I tried to resist his overtures, but he plied me with symphonies, quartets, chamber music, and cantatas.

Chamber 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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I wrote The Same Sea not as a political allegory about Israelis and Palestinians. I wrote it about something much more gutsy and immediate. I wrote it as a piece of chamber music.

Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music - not to mention his piano and violin concerti.


Even though I started playing the violin when I was four, my early chamber music experiences helped build a strong foundation for my solo work, as all music is a rich language and dialogue that is shared on stage, no matter what the size of the ensemble.

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

Nothing in the next-door world of Dachau impinged on the great winter cycle of Beethoven chamber music played in Munich. No canvases came off museum walls as the butchers strolled reverently past, guide-books in hand.

I started in high school with a teacher there.

I also took lessons at the Conservatory of Music in Detroit. Detroit was very motivating. There were a lot of local people who inspired me like Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Roy Brooks, Donald Byrd, etc.

Once a month I play with a chamber music quartet.

I play almost no solo music anymore because I so enjoy the interaction. The members of my quartet have become some of my best friends and so I really enjoy it now in ways that I didn't before.

Chamber 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 never listen to music when I am writing.

It would be impossible. I listen to Bach in the mornings, mostly choral music; also some Handel, mostly songs and arias; I like Schubert's and Beethoven's chamber music and Sibelius' symphonies; for opera, I listen to Mozart and in recent years Wagner.


[Patrick Leonard] is such a magnificent composer.

I don't think there is anybody working today with those kind of skills that could translate one of my tunes into that really beautiful chamber music.

The chamber music repertoire is so vast that if one is genuinely curious about music, the art of listening, understanding and responding to a score, the elementary skills and requirements of chamber works are easily applicable to that of any solo playing.

Chamber 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.

I never listen to music when I'm writing.

What isn’t on my iPod playlist? I have very eclectic tastes.

Jazz. Classic Rock. Hip Hop. Ska. Soul. Electronica.World Music. Funk. Blues. Chamber Music. Reggaeton. Gospel. And a whole lot of Prince. (I am a Minnesota gal through and through.)

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.

Chamber 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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We were very rich culturally. One Sunday each month, we would do this thing called Chamber Pots at somebody's house. A classical music group would come over and we'd have dinner. There were thirty people - parents and kids - and we'd sit on the floor and listen to this beautiful music.

If some of our works are symphonies, then wrapped walkways was chamber music.

Writing for chamber ensemble is the thing that excites me the most.

So when I went down into the cistern, I didn't know that I was going to make a record based on that time and those improvisations. But as soon as I started playing music down there, I realised that it was going to be something significant for me.

Chamber music quote One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.
One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.

I play a lot chamber music.As for something that's hard for me to play, before I leave this Earth I'm hoping to play Brahms' Second Piano Concerto.

I never liked opera growing up. I always liked chamber music or solo music even more than orchestral music.


I did take composition lessons when I was in high school, so I wrote piano pieces. I wrote some chamber music. I don't think any of that was particularly interesting.

Chamber music quote Music is the emotional life of most people.
Music is the emotional life of most people.

I'd studied piano first and switched over to cello when I was about seven.

I played mostly chamber and solo classical music. I got really involved with rock music when I was a teenager. I wired up my cello.

Classical music fulfills for me the function of narrative.

I spend 90 minutes a day listening to symphonic music - Beethoven to Bartók - some chamber pieces, and that's my enrichment.

Even if you are a pianist, your concerto repertoire is very limited compared to what your chamber repertoire would be if you were a chamber music pianist.

Chamber music quote A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silen
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

I think you can tell a lot from the lives of many of today's great soloists.

Their participation and gravitation towards chamber music is ever increasing.


I would advise all young musicians to not only experience and play chamber music, but to go to operas, speak to the singers, to explore and expand your horizons.

With chamber music you can get people who work on the music for months, rehearsing it every day for a couple of hours, and if they get it in a different way than you do, which is entirely possible, it's not as a result of anything other than their good musicianship.

Chamber music quote Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

I listen to lots of music, especially Bach, opera (all periods), German lieder, chamber music, and rock, old and new. I can't listen to music while I write. It's too absorbing.

I studied voice when I was at school, and I was in the chamber choir, and I studied music theory as well, so I guess a lot of it came from being taught at school.

The music began, passages of immense technical complexity fluidly bridging Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro with Renoir’s impressionism. The gloom and shadows of claustrophobic chambers contrasting with the vibrant radiance of a wide-open landscape. The realism of humanity down to its dirty nails and rotten wounds combined with the fleeting sanguinity of the moment.

Chamber music quote One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain

A successful current affairs television show seems to be more and more a cross between a music hall turn and a scene in a torture chamber.

The next chamber is full of songbirds, if I remember right.

Their music is like turtleweed. It will put you to sleep if you listen to it. They sleep most of the time, so the best thing is to pass through without waking them up. If they do awaken, then you must sing loud enough to drown out their music." "Great," Han said. "Whose idea was that?" "It seemed like a good idea at the time," Crow said. "I was an excellent singer.

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