— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791
„With a note of music, one strikes the fundamental, and, in addition to the root note, other notes are generated: these are called the harmonic series…As one fundamental note contains within it other notes in the octave, two fundamentals produce a remarkable array of harmonics, and the number of possible combinations between all the notes increases phenomenally. With a triad, affairs stand a good chance of getting severely out of hand…“
[Denyer, Ralph, The Guitar Handbook, 2002, 114, 0-679-74275-1]
— Claude Debussy French composer 1862 - 1918
As quoted in Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving (2001) by Jonathan G. Koomey, p. 96; since at least 2010 similar statements are also sometimes attributed to Mozart, and a similar remark, apparently one of Ben Jonson, is quoted in "Notes to Cynthia's Revels, in The Works of Ben Jonson: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and a Biographical Memoir (1875), edited by William Gifford, Vol. 2, in notes to p. 223, on p. 551: Division, in music, is "the space between the notes of music, or the dividing of the tones."
Music is the silence between the notes.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between them.
Variante: Music is the space between the notes.
„The genius of a composer is found in the notes of his music; but analyzing the notes will not reveal his genius.“
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
Awakening : Conversations with the Masters (2003), p. 24
Kontext: The genius of a composer is found in the notes of his music; but analyzing the notes will not reveal his genius. The poet's greatness is contained in his words; yet the study of his words will not disclose his inspiration. God reveals himself in creation; but scrutinize creation as minutely as you wish, you will not find God, any more than you will find the soul through careful examination of your body.
„Music has no subject beyond the combinations of notes we hear, for music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound.“
— Eduard Hanslick austrian musician and musicologist 1825 - 1904
Eduard Hanslick, quoted by Wolfgang Sandberger (1996) in the liner notes to the Juilliard String Quartet's Intimate Letters. Sony Classical SK 66840.
— Patrick Rothfuss, buch Der Name des Windes
Quelle: The Name of the Wind
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Quelle: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess
— Johann Sebastian Bach German late baroque era composer 1685 - 1750
„Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.“
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
— Ben Folds American musician 1966
„A few musical notes can morph into countless new songs, and a small set of vocabulary can create a congeries of poems. Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.“
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
Google It: Total Information Awareness, 2016
„That heavenly music! what is it I hear?
The notes of the harpers ring sweet in mine ear.
And, see, soft unfolding those portals of gold,
The King all arrayed in his beauty behold!“
— William Augustus Muhlenberg United States Anglican Episcopal clergyman 1796 - 1877
I would not live alway (published 1826), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Gloria Naylor American writer 1950 - 2016
Quelle: Linden Hills
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
Quelle: The Collected Poems
— David Benioff, buch Stadt der Diebe
Quelle: City of Thieves
— Joan Miró Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist 1893 - 1983
from: Joan Miro: Selected Writings and Interviews, M.Rowell, Thames and Hudson, 1987
1940 - 1960
„For language to be generative, children must not be learning by rote. Music is also generative. For every musical phrase I hear, I can always add a note… to generate a new musical phrase.“
— Daniel Levitin American psychologist 1957
This is Your Brain on Music (2006)
„It seems wrong that out of this bird,
Black, bold, a suggestion of dark
Places about it, there yet should come
Such rich music, as though the notes’
Ore were changed to a rare metal
At one touch of that bright bill.“
— R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
"A Blackbird Singing"
Poetry For Supper (1958)
„Music, for Gangubai, was an expression of faith and the note had to be searched and discovered each time a phrase was attempted. …In her case, a penetrating search for the note was more important than ornamentation. She could never achieve the sweetness, smoothness or the delicate artistry of tones that the Kirana was noted for, but with inherited talent, scrupulous cultivation and years of struggle what she achieved was unbelievable.“
— Gangubai Hangal Indian singer 1913 - 2009
Deepa Ganesh, in "Gangubai's search for perfection"