quote by Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.

— Victor Hugo

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Classical musicians 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.

After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold, there were all kinds of young musicians, talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

Classical musicians quote A classic is a book that has never been finished saying what it has to say.

A classic is a book that has never been finished saying what it has to say.

Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

And what classical music does best and must always do more, is to show this kind of transformation of moods, to show a very wide psychological voyage. And I think that's something that we as classical musicians have underestimated.

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.

You don't see the European classical musicians allowing the music of Bach, Brahms, or Beethoven to become extinct. That music has gone on for centuries and centuries. We have the same obligation. Why do we have to become so 'hip' that we can say, 'Bebop is square,' or "New Orleans is square'? This, to me, is a shame.

Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.

I've worked with some great orchestras and amazing classical musicians, but I don't like the conceptualization of classical music as an elitist form of art.

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.

Don't be a perfectionist... leave that to the classical musicians.

When I was 6 I thought that I wanted to be a musician - like a singer-songwriter. That's what I romantically envisioned for myself. But in reality the experience of getting into music was just the opposite. My parents signed me up for classical guitar lessons, which made for two years of the most depressing Wednesday evenings.

I would like for people to not be stuck by the rules of what is expected of a classical musician. If you really want to do something different, don't be afraid to do so. Think of music itself and not the rules or expectations of people.

Classical music gradually lost popularity because it is too complicated: you need twenty-five or thirty skilled musicians just to hum it properly. So people began to develop regular music.

I'd been trained as a classical musician, but also as a pop musician.

My teacher made sure that everything was available.

Classical musicians go to the conservatories, rock´n roll musicians go to the garages.

They tell me Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

I have never learned to read or write music so I am not a virtuoso musician like the others you mentioned. I am completely unable to play like them because I never learned classical music, I just developed my own crazy style!

I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline.

I grew up in a classical music household.

My dad is a phenomenal musician who can play any and all instruments, can sight read, can play by ear.

When you hear the melodic structures of what classical musicians put together and you compare it to that of a rock & roll record, there's a hell of a long way rock & roll has to go.

Artists, whether they're classical musicians or pop musicians, they have always been the reflection of society, and in many ways a healing part of whatever is wrong in society, and I think it's important for us to continue to do that, and I don't see enough of it today.

If income was directly proportional to technical proficiency and education, classical and jazz musicians would be some of the most affluent people in the world.

In classical music, love is based on bitin' -- imitation.

It's not based on interpretation. A jazz musician, if he plays someone else's song, has a responsibility to make a distinct and original statement.

I don't really have a career as a jazz musician.

I don't really have a career as a classical musician. I don't really have a career as a college professor, and yet I did all those things and I did them well. I put out some records in the 1980's and 1990's that changed the way some trumpet players played.

This is a great opportunity for musicians to display their talent by re-interpreting some classic Kinks songs. Good luck, enjoy, be creative... be outrageous!

Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky were not classical musicians while they were alive and active, they were the rock stars of their day.

Personally, I think young musicians need to learn to play more than one style.

Jazz can only enhance the classical side, and classical can only enhance the jazz. I started out playing classical, because you have to have that as a foundation.

My musical background is like almost every non classical musician in the world.

One day a special record was heard and that was it. I was hooked, started trying to play various instruments and was off to bar land to become a rock star. What else?

What people really should be able to be confident in is that the standards of music- making that classically trained musicians present is elite, it is the best and all of us as artists should be committed to that.

Classical musicians do this all the time.

They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces.

If I was not a film-maker I'd probably be a musician.

I like Kanye West, Jay-Z, R&B, classical, jazz and all kinds of music, but I'd say soulful World Music is my favorite.

Being a classical musician I'm fascinated with how my colleagues, not just singers, but every musician finds ways to express something else or something new or the same ol', same ol' in classical music. I'm always in dialogue with other musicians at least orally, if I can't be with them and a lot of dead musicians as well. I've learned a lot from dead people on recordings.

Being from a classical environment, I've always been provoked by classical musicians thinking that classical music is so much greater art than pop. I've always been annoyed by that.

I think for a classical musician the goal is the same as an electronic musician.

A very good professional classical musician must not think about technique.

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