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Saturday July 23

Speaking involves inflection, it involves an understanding of the language. Too many young people today play their instruments most wonderfully – they have such command of their instrument – but it’s as though they’re speaking a foreign language, phonetically. They pronounce all the words, but they have no idea of what they’re saying. – American pianist & conductor Leon Fleisher 

Friday July 22

The reality is that people need to be coaxed toward a musical. They need to understand why it’s a musical.

“Do I have to hear people sing their thoughts and feelings? Oh, no!”

And then they love it. But I think people need permission to love it.

– Oscar Award winning composer Alan Menken on why audiences are scared of musicals.

Thursday July 21

Mozart's music is like an X-ray of your soul - it shows what is there, and what isn't. - Violinist Isaac Stern

Wednesday July 20

Music can be fun and enjoyable, but it also provides a way to go as deep as you can into our history and our understanding of humanity; of our expression and growth as people. It makes me sad, the gross misunderstanding of its potential and power and influences.
                                                                           – Violinist Nicola Benedetti on the lack of classical musical education in schools.

Tuesday July 19

Music resembles poetry; in each
Are nameless graces which no methods teach,
And where a master-hand alone can reach.

                                              - Alexander Pope

Monday July 18

It is not hard to compose but it is wonderfully hard to let the superfluous notes fall under the table. . . So many melodies fly about, one must be careful not to tread on them.
- Johannes Brahms

Sunday July 17

Oh, how beautiful it is to be alive -- would that I could live a thousand times
 - Ludwig van Beethoven

Saturday July 16

Simplicity and truth are the sole principles of the beautiful in art.

- Christoph Willibald Gluck

Friday July 15

The passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remaining music.

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Thursday July 14

The age of automobiles and aeroplanes cannot express itself in the same manner as did the age of the diligence.

- Claude Debussy

Wednesday July 13

It is the melody which is the charm of music, and it is that which is most difficult to produce. The invention of a fine melody is a work of genius.

- Franz Joseph Haydn

Tuesday July 12

Rhythm and melody enter into the soul of the well-instructed youth and produce there a certain mental harmony hardly obtainable in any other way. . . . thus music, too, is concerned with the principles of love in their application to harmony and rhythm.
- Plato