History Of Music Quotes


The history of music is mortal, but the idiocy of the guitar is eternal. Milan Kundera

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words. Victor Hugo

The history of music is nothing more than the history of art-music or classical music, the music that was commissioned by aristocrats. Frank Fairfield

Music is the best means we have of digesting time. W H Auden

Music is part of history, and our history has lessons that cannot be separated from our greatest music. Mstislav Rostropovich

The Beatles are the most credible band in the history of music. Ryan Tedder

You have a history of art-music that you equate with music. That's what I love about that term art-music. It separates itself from music-music, the music people have always made. Frank Fairfield

I mean, if Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at twenty-two, the history of music would have been very different. As would the history of aviation, of course. Tom Stoppard

The history of a people are found in its songs. George Jellinek

A guy like Scott [Robinson] plays the whole history of music on every instrument you've ever heard of. He's just kind of an unparalleled genius. Jon Gordon

The history of popular music is littered with great partnerships. Rodgers had his Hammerstein, Lennon had his McCartney, and Lloyd Webber had... his photocopier... Humphrey Lyttelton

I don't ever balk at being considered a Motown person, because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever happened in the history of music Smokey Robinson

It's the team that matters. Where would The Beatles be without Ringo. If John got Yoko to play drums the history of music would be completely different. David

Unlike poetry and music, the art of history is cumulative. John Clive

I don't know anything about the history of music. Sia Furler

I really don't know anything about music. I don't really listen to it. I don't know anything about the history of music. Sia

One does not realize the historical sensation as a re-experiencing, but as an understanding that is closely related to the understanding of music, or rather of the world by means of music. Johan Huizinga

You need the past as a guideline. The history of music is a good basis, but to escape that stuff, that tortuous rulebook, you have to learn it first. It's kind of like religion - once you've written the Bible, that's it, move on. John Lydon

Music expresses feeling, that is to say, gives shape and habitation to feeling, not in space but in time. To the extent that music has a history that is more than a history of its formal evolution, our feelings must have a history too. Perhaps certain qualities of feeling that found expression in music can be recorded by being notated on paper, have become so remote that we can no longer inhabit them as feelings, can get a grasp of them only after long training in the history and philosophy of music, the philosophical history of music, the history of music as a history of the feeling soul. J M Coetzee

Classical music and pop are two different universes, each with its own difficulties, peculiarities, depth and artistic dignity. In Italy, I think there is a fairly clear line of demarcation, but the history of music is full of fusion. Popular and classical music have always found points of contact, of crossing, exchange, both drawing mutual profit. Andrea Bocelli



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