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32 Sonatas Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Arrau performed complete cycles of the Beethoven Sonatas, first in Mexico City in 1938 and later in Buenos Aires, London, and New York.Victoria A Von Arx Sonatas Sayings By Victoria A Von Arx: Arrau performed complete cycles of the Beethoven Sonatas, first in Mexico City in 1938 and
In my mother's belly, I remember not liking the tempi my father played the Beethoven Sonatas in.Daniel Barenboim Sonatas Sayings By Daniel Barenboim: In my mother's belly, I remember not liking the tempi my father played the Beethoven
Great works of art in all cultures succeed in capturing within the constraints of their form both the pathos of anguish and a vision of its resolution. Take, for example, the languorous sentences of Proust or the haiku of Basho, the late quartets and sonatas of Beethoven, the tragicomic brushwork of Sengai or the daunting canvases of Rothko, the luminous self-portraits of Rembrandt and Hakuin. Such works achieve their resolution not through consoling or romantic images whereby anguish is transcended. They accept anguish without being overwhelmed by it. They reveal anguish as that which gives beauty its dignity and depth.Stephen Batchelor Sonatas Sayings By Stephen Batchelor: Great works of art in all cultures succeed in capturing within the constraints of their
What are our conductors giving us year after year? Only fresh corpses. Over these beautifully embalmed sonatas, toccatas, symphonies and operas the public dance the jitterbug. Night and day without let the radio drowns us in a hog-wash of the most nauseating, sentimental ditties. From the churches comes the melancholy dirge of the dead Christ, a music which is no more sacred than a rotten turnip.Henry Miller Sonatas Sayings By Henry Miller: What are our conductors giving us year after year? Only fresh corpses. Over these beautifully
I'll tell you about Ryder. He's the star quarter back of our Division 1A state championship football team. Top student in our class, he doesn't even have to work for it. He plays the piano like some kind of freaking prodigy, and I wouldn't be surprised if he composed sonatas or something in his spare time.
Oh, and did I mention that he's gorgeous? Of course he is. Six foot four, two hundred ten pounds of swoon-worthy good looks. Spiky dark hair, chocolate brown eyes, and full-on dimples.
Kristi Cook Sonatas Sayings By Kristi Cook: I'll tell you about Ryder. He's the star quarter back of our Division 1A state
I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I have to prepare an emotional scene, to cry or whatever, I listen to sonatas. Vivaldi and stuff. It's just beautiful to me.Diane Kruger Sonatas Sayings By Diane Kruger: I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I
Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.William F. Buckley Jr. Sonatas Sayings By William F. Buckley Jr.: Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven
It's very hard to find a pianist that's willing to play the so-called accompanist role on part of the program and yet be capable of being a great solo pianist that you would want for the big sonatas.Joshua Bell Sonatas Sayings By Joshua Bell: It's very hard to find a pianist that's willing to play the so-called accompanist role
The phono-lecturer began the description of the recently invented musicometer. ... By merely rotating this handle anyone is enabled to produce about three sonatas per hour. What difficulties our predecessors had in making music! They were able to compose only by bringing themselves to attacks of inspiration, an extinct form of epilepsy.Yevgeny Zamyatin Sonatas Sayings By Yevgeny Zamyatin: The phono-lecturer began the description of the recently invented musicometer. ... By merely rotating this
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looked over to where Delilah had gone, his gaze focused on
it. He smiled wryly and said softly, You'd be surprised to know that I am a man whose heart could be stolen by a woman who loved beauty in darker things. A woman who loved chaos and disorder. A woman who loved poetry, and beautiful sonatas.
Jennifer Megan Varnadore Sonatas Sayings By Jennifer Megan Varnadore: Desmondelooked over to where Delilah had gone, his gaze focused onit. He smiled wryly and
Here is a fact: nothing in all civilization has been as productive as ludicrous ambition. Whatever its ills, nothing has created more. Cathedrals, sonatas, encyclopedias: love of God was not behind them, nor love of life. But the love of man to be worshiped by man.Tom Rachman Sonatas Sayings By Tom Rachman: Here is a fact: nothing in all civilization has been as productive as ludicrous ambition.
Art begins where technique ends. There can be no real art development before one's technique is firmly established. And a great deal of technical work has to be done before the great works of violin literature, the sonatas and concertos, may be approached.Leopold Auer Sonatas Sayings By Leopold Auer: Art begins where technique ends. There can be no real art development before one's technique
But that some sonatas of Beethoven are written tragic no one can gainsay; yet they can triumph or despair as the player decides, and Lucy had decided that they should triumph.E. M. Forster Sonatas Sayings By E. M. Forster: But that some sonatas of Beethoven are written tragic no one can gainsay; yet they
The brain is only three pounds of blood, dream, and electricity, and yet from that mortal stew come Beethoven's sonatas. Dizzie Gillespie's jazz. Audrey Hepburn's wish to spend the last month of her life in Somalia, saving children.Diane Ackerman Sonatas Sayings By Diane Ackerman: The brain is only three pounds of blood, dream, and electricity, and yet from that
Most of the class was Black or Puerto Rican and we all loved music. But we hated music class with a passion. The teacher talked to us as though we were inferior savages, incapable of appreciating the finer things in life. She lectured about symphonies and concertos and sonatas and the like in a snooty voice.Assata Shakur Sonatas Sayings By Assata Shakur: Most of the class was Black or Puerto Rican and we all loved music. But
No matter what I study, I can see patterns. I see the gestalt, the melody within the notes, in everything: mathematics and science, art and music, psychology and sociology. As I read the texts, I can think only that the authors are plodding along from one point to the next, groping for connections that they can't see. They're like a crowd of people unable to read music, peering at the score for a Bach sonata, trying to explain how one note leads to another. As glorious as these patterns are, they also whet my appetite for more. There are other patterns waiting to be discovered, gestalts of another scale entirely. With respect to those, I'm blind myself; all my sonatas are just isolated data points by comparison. I have no idea what form such gestalts might assume, but that'll come in time. I want to find them, and comprehend them. I want this more than anything I've ever wanted before. TheTed Chiang Sonatas Sayings By Ted Chiang: No matter what I study, I can see patterns. I see the gestalt, the melody
I really love how the andante from the "A minor Sonata" sounds on the mandolin.Chris Thile Sonatas Sayings By Chris Thile: I really love how the andante from the "A minor Sonata" sounds on the mandolin.
I want nothing better, more flexible or more complete than the sonata form, which contains everything necessary for my structural purposes.Sergei Prokofiev Sonatas Sayings By Sergei Prokofiev: I want nothing better, more flexible or more complete than the sonata form, which contains
She wanted to explain everything to him - how certain notes of the Moonlight Sonata shredded her heart like wind inside a paper bag; how her soul felt as endless and deep as the sea churning on their left; how the sight of the young Muslim couple filled her with an emotion that was equal parts joy and sadness; and above all, how she wanted a marriage that was different from the dead sea of marriages she saw all around her, how she wanted something finer, deeper, a marriage made out of silk and velvet instead of coarse cloth, a marriage made of clouds and stardust and red earth and ocean foam and moonlight and sonatas and books and art galleries and passion and kindness and sorrow and ecstasy and of fingers touching from under a burqua.Thrity Umrigar Sonatas Sayings By Thrity Umrigar: She wanted to explain everything to him - how certain notes of the Moonlight Sonata
I played a lot of Bach's partitas and sonatas; I like the way that Bach was abstracting already from these dance forms.Caroline Shaw Sonatas Sayings By Caroline Shaw: I played a lot of Bach's partitas and sonatas; I like the way that Bach
Shakespeare wrote his sonnets within a strict discipline, fourteen lines of iambic pentameter, rhyming in three quatrains and a couplet. Were his sonnets dull? Mozart wrote his sonatas within an equally rigid discipline - exposition, development, and recapitulation. Were they dull?.David Ogilvy Sonatas Sayings By David Ogilvy: Shakespeare wrote his sonnets within a strict discipline, fourteen lines of iambic pentameter, rhyming in
It's funny, because in 1970 I met the Beatles quite by a chance at a party. It was the Beethoven bicentenary, and I was then also playing the Beethoven Sonatas. And that's all they wanted to hear about - I wanted to talk about them, and all they wanted to talk about was Beethoven.Daniel Barenboim Sonatas Sayings By Daniel Barenboim: It's funny, because in 1970 I met the Beatles quite by a chance at a
Life is a refining process. Our response to it determines whether we'll be ground down or polished up. On a piano, one person sits down and plays sonatas, while another merely bangs away at "Chopsticks." The piano is not responsible. It's how you touch the keys that makes the difference. It's how you play what life gives you that determines your joy and shine.Barbara Johnson Sonatas Sayings By Barbara Johnson: Life is a refining process. Our response to it determines whether we'll be ground down
'Seven Sonatas,' with its flowing series of meetings between men and women in an identifiable emotional world, is in the mould of Jerome Robbins' glorious 'Dances at a Gathering.'Robert Gottlieb Sonatas Sayings By Robert Gottlieb: 'Seven Sonatas,' with its flowing series of meetings between men and women in an identifiable
The sonatas of Mozart are unique; they are too easy for children, and too difficult for artists.Artur Schnabel Sonatas Sayings By Artur Schnabel: The sonatas of Mozart are unique; they are too easy for children, and too difficult
Domenico Scarlatti wrote 555 piano sonatas during his lifetime, most of them when he was between the ages of fifty-seven and sixty-two.)Haruki Murakami Sonatas Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Domenico Scarlatti wrote 555 piano sonatas during his lifetime, most of them when he was
Scarlatti [Kirkpatrick] started writing sonatas when he was 66 and the idea that he ran off 500 or so after he was 66 was just too much for me to resist. It's just great.Frank Stella Sonatas Sayings By Frank Stella: Scarlatti [Kirkpatrick] started writing sonatas when he was 66 and the idea that he ran
When on the island I sometimes imagined an inverse world, in which concert halls would be turned over to the sounds of rain and the rustling of winds while in the treetops and on the weirs and behind the walls of factories, sonatas and symphonies would ring out; in a world such as this the damp on the plastering of walls would probably form coherent text while the pages of books would be covered with indistinct marks.Michal Ajvaz Sonatas Sayings By Michal Ajvaz: When on the island I sometimes imagined an inverse world, in which concert halls would
Two years of close association with some of the best (as well as some of the worst) tunes in the world was a better musical education than any amount of sonatas and fugues.Ralph Vaughan Williams Sonatas Sayings By Ralph Vaughan Williams: Two years of close association with some of the best (as well as some of
DiMaggio's grace came to represent more than athletic skill in those years. To the men who wrote about the game, it was a talisman, a touchstone, a symbol of the limitless potential of the human individual. That an Italian immigrant, a fisherman's son, could catch fly balls the way Keats wrote poetry or Beethoven wrote sonatas was more than just a popular marvel. It was proof positive that democracy was real. On the baseball diamond, if nowhere else, America was truly a classless society. DiMaggio's grace embodied the democracy of our dreams.David Halberstam Sonatas Sayings By David Halberstam: DiMaggio's grace came to represent more than athletic skill in those years. To the men
Sometimes a musical phrase would perfectly sum up
The mood of a moment. One of those lovelorn sonatas
For wind instruments was riding past on a solemn white horse.
Everybody wondered who the new arrival was.
John Ashbery Sonatas Sayings By John Ashbery: Sometimes a musical phrase would perfectly sum upThe mood of a moment. One of those
Why should a novelist not also be a historian? To force unnatural divisions within the English language is to work against its capacious and accommodating nature. To expect a writer to produce only novels, or only histories, is equivalent to demanding from a composer that he or she write only string quartets or piano sonatas.Peter Ackroyd Sonatas Sayings By Peter Ackroyd: Why should a novelist not also be a historian? To force unnatural divisions within the