Back To Friends Page

June 18, 2012

Message Email:
pacini.novelist at


We know an age more vividly through
its music than through its historians.
Rosanne Ambrose-Brown

Music is the literature of the heart;
it commences where speech ends.
Alphonse de Lamartine

We are the music makers,
and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein

Everything in the universe
has a rhythm,
everything dances.
Maya Angelou

The only truth is music.
Jack Kerouac

Music is the art of thinking with sounds.
Jules Combarieu

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.

Music is love in search of a word.
Sidonie Gabrielle

A bird does not sing
because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?
Leonardo DaVinci

Jazz will endure just as long people hear it
through their feet instead of their brains.
John Philip Sousa

A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.
Henry Giles

A jazz musician is a juggler
who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
Benny Green

The effects of good music
are not just because it's new;
on the contrary music strikes us more
the more familiar we are with it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

You are the music while the music lasts.
T. S. Eliot

Music is the harmonious voice of creation;
an echo of the invisible world.
Giuseppe Mazzini

The first practical piano
with an escapement mechanism
for the hammers with capability
of being played softly and loudly
was built in 1698 by an Italian,
Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731).
The name piano is an abbreviation of
Cristofori's original name for the instrument:
"gravicèmbalo col piano e forte" which translates to,
"harpsichord with soft and loud".
The term "pianoforte" came from that name,
and it was shortened to "piano".

There are over 12,000 parts in a piano,
10,000 of those parts move to produce sounds.

There is no doubt that nature can create
aesthetically pleasing sounds.
Mozart rewrote a passage from the last movement of his
Piano Concerto in G Major to match the song of his starling.
The bird’s song, biomusicologists argue, was music
before being “composed” by Mozart.

Music is spiritual.
The music business is not.
Van Morrison

Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast,
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve

Music is the poetry of the air.

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Robert Fripp

In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Bach opens a vista to the universe.
After experiencing him,
people feel there is
meaning to life after all.
Helmut Walcha

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Jean Paul Richter

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.

Morse code had not been
invented when Beethoven
finished his Fifth Symphony in 1808.
The opening motif was adopted
during the Second World War
due to its accidental resemblance
to the Morse code for the letter 'V'.

Tchaikovsky wrote the 'Pas de deux'
from the 'Nutcracker' ballet as a bet.
He said he could write a piece whose main theme
was a simple descending major scale.
He did it and won.

Monaco's orchestra is bigger than its army.

We listen to great music and know
that all our joys and sorrows
are part of something beyond our comprehension
and so indefinitely valuable.
Jesse O'Neill

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Music is the language of the spirit.
It opens the secret of life
bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Kahlil Gibran

A piano covers the full spectrum
of all orchestra instruments,
from below the lowest note
of the double bassoon
to above the top note
of the piccolo.

Musical compositions, it should be remembered,
do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums,
like paintings and statues.
The Mozart Quintet is not shut up in Salzburg:
I have it in my pocket.
Henri Rabaud

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts,
such is the duty of the artist.
Robert Schumann

Back To Friends Page