Musicians

  • The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice.


    Musical Instruments, Musicians, Orchestras

  • Good conductors know when to let an orchestra lead itself. Ninety percent of what a conductor does comes in the rehearsal - the vision, the structure, the architecture.


    Conductors, Musicians, Orchestras

  • I think performers are all show-offs anyway, especially musicians. Unless you show off, you're not going to get noticed.


    Musicians

  • Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.


    Musicians

  • I feel albino musicians could neutralise all the racial problems.


    Musicians

  • My brother had a house in Paris. To it came many Western classical musicians. These musicians all made the same point: 'Indian music,' they said, 'is beautiful when we hear it with the dancers. On its own, it is repetitious and monotonous.'


    Musicians

  • The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.


    Musicians

  • Pianists call me a composer, composers call me a pianist. The classicists think me a futurist, and the futurists call me a reactionary.


    Musicians

  • All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.


    Musicians

  • A musicologist is a man who can read music but can’t hear it.


    Musicians

  • The music teacher came twice a week to bridge the awful gap between Dorothy and Chopin.


    Musicians

  • Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable. They always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be absolutely deaf.


    Musicians

  • Hell is full of musical amateurs. Music is the brandy of the damned.


    Musicians

  • If I had the power I would insist on all oratorios being sung in the costume of the period –with a possible exception in the case of ‘The Creation’. Ernest Newman


    Musicians

  • If I play Tchaikovsky I play his melodies and skip his spiritual struggles. If there is any time left over, I fill in with a lot of runs up and down the keyboard.


    Musicians

  • Mine was the kind of piece in which nobody knew what was going on, including the composer, the conductor and the critics. Consequently I got pretty good notices.


    Musicians

  • What do you call a musician without a girlfriend? Homeless.


    Musicians

  • Too much modern, so called classical music, no doubt provides interest and challenge to the musicians, but inversely proportionate enjoyment for the audience.


    Musicians