„Music is, or was, a language of the emotions. If someone has been escaping reality, I don't expect him to dig my music“

—  Charles Mingus, An Open Letter To Miles Davis (1955), Context: I think my own way. I don't think like you and my music isn't meant just for the patting of feet and going down backs. When and if I feel gay and carefree, I write or play that way. When I feel angry I write or play that way — or when I'm happy, or depressed, even. Just because I'm playing jazz I don't forget about me. I play or write me, the way I feel, through jazz, or whatever. Music is, or was, a language of the emotions. If someone has been escaping reality, I don't expect him to dig my music, and I would begin to worry about my writing if such a person began to really like it. My music is alive and it's about the living and the dead, about good and evil. It's angry, yet it's real because it knows it's angry.
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„The last thing I wanted to do was put politics into my music... because music was my escape.“

—  Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
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„Music has the capacity to create a greater reality.“

—  Daniel Barenboim Israeli Argentine-born pianist and conductor 1942
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„I like to think of music as an emotional science.“

—  George Gershwin American composer and pianist 1898 - 1937
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„One could say my life itself has been one long soundtrack. Music was my life, music brought me to life, and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz playing in my head that only I can hear.“

—  Maurice Jarre French composer 1924 - 2009
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—  Gioachino Rossini Italian composer 1792 - 1868
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„Music is the universal language of mankind.“

—  John Wilson Scottish advocate, literary critic and author (1785-1854) 1785 - 1854
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„Music is the tonal analogue of emotive life.“

—  Susanne K. Langer American philosopher 1895 - 1985
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