quote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Composing 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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Music is enough for a lifetime - but a lifetime is not enough for music.

Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.

Composing 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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Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down.

Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel!

A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't.

Composing music quote Forever is composed of nows.

Forever is composed of nows.

Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal

Whether I was in my body or out of my body as I wrote it I know not. God knows.

Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity.

Composing 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.

To study music, we must learn the rules. To create music, we must break them.

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.

It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.

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

The earth has music for those who listen.

I think that if I were required to spend the rest of my life on a desert island, and to listen to or play the music of any one composer during all that time, that composer would almost certainly be Bach.

There's people making babies to my music. That's nice.

I would still love to do more Handel.

I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it's also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century.

Composing 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.

Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.

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

One has a nose. The nose scents and it chooses. An artist is simply a kind of pig snouting truffles.

Composing 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 dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media.

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

If it doesn't come from your heart, music just doesn't work.

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

Music is the emotional life of most people.

Composing is a natural fit. As far as the creative process goes, I'd rather do this than anything else, by far. Something different happened to me when I started to write music to images. It was a feeling of excitement and connection and a sense of being in the right place that I never had before.

Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.

Composing a piece of music is very feminine. It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative. By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.

Composing 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 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.

Music acts on the whole of the organism like a magic force which suppresses the understanding and irresistibly takes possession of the entire being. To insist on analysing this force is to destroy its very essence.

I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer.

Composing music quote When written in Chinese the word "Crisis" is composed of two characters. One rep

When written in Chinese the word "Crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

Every day I lugged my backpack through the halls, waiting for the final bell.

Then I'd race home and hole up in my room, playing the drums and the piano, composing music.

I was fifteen years old, and I hardly knew how to play a simple Bach prelude on the piano when I began to compose music, and at the most advanced level. I had never studied such things as harmony.

I was fifteen years old, and I hardly knew how to play a simple Bach prelude on the piano when I began to compose music, and at the most advanced level. I had never studied such things as harmony.

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

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Every piece of music is a form of personal expression for its creator.

..If a work doesnt express the composers own personal point of view, his own ideas, then it doesnt, in my opinion, even deserve to be born.

I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer.

Since I started composing I have always worked with series of tempos, even superimposed the music of different groups of musicians, of singers, instrumentalists who play and sing in different tempos simultaneously and then meet every now and then in the same tempo.

As a composer, I believe that music has the power to inspire a renewal of human consciousness, culture, and politics. And yet I refuse to make political art. More often than not political art fails as politics, and all too often it fails as art. To reach its fullest power, to be most moving and most fully useful to us, art must be itself.

People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains, airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven Quartet.

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