„Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?
Are the people inside the school musical and the ones outside unmusical?“

—  John Cage

"Communication", the third of the Composition as a Process lectures, John Cage gave in Darmstadt in 1958 and published in Silence.
1950s

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US-amerikanischer Komponist 1912 - 1992

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„But the music business is no more about truth on the outside of the Christian ghetto than it is on the inside.“

—  Mark Heard American musician and record producer 1951 - 1992

Life in the Industry: A Musician's Diary

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„When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

Part I, section 1.
Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie (1847)

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Valentina Lisitsa Foto

„I’m nothing but a conduit. The music goes though my ears, my fingers… Composer is a god. Composer creates music. We’re performers. We’re just passing it on.“

—  Valentina Lisitsa Ukrainian-American classical pianist 1973

telegraph.co.uk http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalmusic/9467708/Pianist-Valentina-Lisitsa-interview-with-the-YouTube-star.html

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„People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around — the music and the ideas.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

The Guardian (13 February 1992)

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„For he who is unmusical is a child in music; he who is without letters is a child in learning; he who is untaught, is a child in life.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138

Book III, ch. 19. http://books.google.com/books?id=7e0NAAAAYAAJ&q=%22For+he+who+is+unmusical+is+a+child+in+music+he+who+is+without+letters+is+a+child+in+learning+he+who+is+untaught+is+a+child+in+life%22&pg=PA241#v=onepage
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„I was born with music inside me.“

—  Ray Charles American musician 1930 - 2004

Home, p. 8
Brother Ray : Ray Charles' Own Story (1978)
Kontext: I was born with music inside me. That's the only explanation I know of, since none of my relatives could sing or play an instrument. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me — like food or water.

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„Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

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„If one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.“

—  Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Algernon, Act I.
Quelle: The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
Kontext: Of course the music is a great difficulty. You see, if one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

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„Jazz I regard as an American folk music; not the only one, but a very powerful one which is probably in the blood and feeling of the American people more than any other style of folk music.“

—  George Gershwin American composer and pianist 1898 - 1937

"The Relation of Jazz to American Music", in Henry Cowell (ed.) American Composers on American Music (1933); reprinted in Gregory R. Suriano (ed.) Gershwin in His Time (New York: Gramercy, 1998) p. 97.

Pete Seeger Foto

„… And this is the origin of pop music: it's a professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music as well.“

—  Pete Seeger American folk singer 1919 - 2014

Pop Chronicles, Show 1 - Play A Simple Melody: Pete Seeger on the origins of pop music http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19745/m1/, interview recorded 2.14.1968 http://web.archive.org/web/20110615153027/http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/john-gilliland/o-s.

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„In the negro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music.“

—  Antonín Dvořák Czech composer 1841 - 1904

Interviewed by James Creelman, New York Herald, May 21, 1893.
Kontext: In the negro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music. They are pathetic, tender, passionate, melancholy, solemn, religious, bold, merry, gay or what you will. It is music that suits itself to any mood or any [[purpose. There is nothing in the whole age of composition that cannot be supplied with themes from this source. ]]

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„For the music, it’s not about the individual — so the more you let the music speak for yourself, the more powerful the music will be.“

—  Maynard James Keenan musician 1964

Carl Kozlowski (September 11, 2008) "Taste in the making: Tool’s Maynard James Keenan shifts his focus from writing dark lyrics to creating zesty wines" http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/taste_in_the_making/6378/, Pasadena Weekly. Southland Publishing.

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„Music is not a hobby, not even a passion with me; music is me. I feel what people get out of me is this outlook on life, which comes out in my music. My music is the last expression of all that.“

—  Arthur Rubinstein Polish-American classical pianist 1887 - 1982

John Guinn (December 22, 1982) "Rubinstein Was His Music", Detroit Free Press, p. 8D.
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