„My music is not modern, it is merely badly played“

Genette, Gérard. 1997. Immanence and Transcendence, translated by G. M. Goshgarian. p. 102

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Arnold Schönberg2
österreichisch-amerikanischer Komponist 1874 - 1951

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„…badly, playing the Missouri Waltz, or something.“

—  Lauren Bacall American actress, model 1924 - 2014

On Harry S. Truman's piano playing
Private Screenings interview (2005)

Oscar Wilde Foto
Josh Homme Foto

„And the fact of the matter is that everyone should play music because it's such a beautiful gift. It's my religion. But maybe not everyone should play it in front of me. It's okay to play music in your rocking chair or whatever.“

—  Josh Homme American musician 1973

Reported in Jay Babcock, " JOSHUA HOMME: People say [record] labels are evil. No, they’re just lame. http://www.arthurmag.com/2007/12/04/josh-homme-people-say-labels-are-evil-no-theyre-just-lame/", Arthur Magazine (December 4, 2007).

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„Endeavour to play easy pieces well and with elegance; that is better than to play difficult pieces badly.“

—  Robert Schumann German composer, aesthete and influential music critic 1810 - 1856

Quelle: Advice to Young Musicians

Albert Einstein Foto
Jascha Heifetz Foto
Ross Mintzer Foto

„Playing music is something I would like to do my whole life.“

—  Ross Mintzer American musician and performer 1987

From an interview before performing at the 47th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles(9 February 2014) http://www.larchmontgazette.com/2005/articles/20050209mintzer.html

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Hariprasad Chaurasia Foto

„When I play music, that is my best yoga, the best meditation, the best prayer.“

—  Hariprasad Chaurasia Indian bansuri player 1938

Music is a Prayer:An interview with Hariprasad Chaurasia by Ian Gottstein

„Quickly would I make my path even,
And by mere playing go to heaven.“

—  Henry Vaughan Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet 1621 - 1695

Silex Scintillans (1655)
Kontext: I cannot reach it, and my striving eye
Dazzles at it, as at eternity. Were now that chronicle alive,
Those white designs which children drive,
And the thoughts of each harmless hour,
With their content too in my pow'r,
Quickly would I make my path even,
And by mere playing go to heaven.

John F. Kennedy Foto

„The mere existence of modern weapons“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

1961, UN speech
Kontext: Men no longer debate whether armaments are a symptom or a cause of tension. The mere existence of modern weapons — ten million times more powerful than any that the world has ever seen, and only minutes away from any target on earth — is a source of horror, and discord and distrust. Men no longer maintain that disarmament must await the settlement of all disputes — for disarmament must be a part of any permanent settlement. And men may no longer pretend that the quest for disarmament is a sign of weakness — for in a spiraling arms race, a nation's security may well be shrinking even as its arms increase.

„Plays are events in time and space. Plays are music. Word music. Visual music. I’ve always thought of plays as a form of composition—of text and the architecture of the experience of the full-length evening…“

—  Caridad Svich American writer 1963

On how she describes plays in “Making Invisible Stories Seen, Heard and Felt Interview with Caridad Svich” http://www.critical-stages.org/3/making-invisible-stories-seen-heard-and-felt-interview-with-caridad-svich/ in The IATC webjournal/Revue web de l'AICT – Autumn 2010: Issue No 3

Miles Davis Foto

„I love Pops, I love the way he sings, the way he plays - everything he does, except when he says something against modern-jazz music.“

—  Miles Davis American jazz musician 1926 - 1991

In Playboy to Alex Haley (1962); also in [Milestones: The music and times of Miles Davis since 1960, Jack, Chambers, Beech Tree Books, 1983, 9780688046460, 209], [The Playboy Interviews, Alex, Haley, Murray, Fisher, Ballantine, 1993, 9780345383006, 15], [The Miles Davis companion: four decades of commentary, Gary, Carner, Gary, Carner, Schirmer Books, 1996, 9780028646121, 19], and in [Miles Davis and American Culture, Missouri Historical Society Press Series, Gerald Lyn, Early, Missouri History Museum, 2001, 9781883982386, 205]

Oscar Wilde Foto

„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.

Paul Simon Foto

„Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.“

—  Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941

Homeward Bound
Song lyrics, Parsley (1966)

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„If music be the food of love, play on.“

—  William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Orsino, Act I, scene i.
Variante: Music, moody food
Of us that trade in love.
Quelle: Twelfth Night (1601)

Axel Munthe Foto

„If music be the food of love, play on.“

—  Axel Munthe Swedish physician 1857 - 1949

Quelle: supanet.com/find/famous-quotes-by/axel-munthe/a-man-can-stand-a-lot-as-fqb50991/

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„Our arts, particularly music, are more livelier than any sport. I play with my `raagas.' And there is no defeat here. Only victory for everyone - singers, listeners and the music itself.“

—  M. Balamuralikrishna Carnatic vocalist, instrumentalist and playback singer 1930 - 2016

Quelle: Staff Reporter, "Mangalampalli can't wait to come home"
On his singing on the occasion of an India-Pakistan cricket match.

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