By David Barber
Greater Than It Sounds is typically pithy, occasionally provacative, occasionally profound and continually fun, those fees by means of recognized (and no longer so recognized) musicians will brighten your day.
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Previous page page_60 next page > < previous page page_61 next page > Page 61 He must be a poor sort of man, for otherwise he would not be so good a piper. Antisthenes (c. 450-380 BCE), Greek philosopher. Plagiarism It's much too good for him. He did not know what to do with it. F. Handel (1685-1759), German-born British composer, on using material composed by his rival Bononcini. Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. Lionel Trilling (1905-75), American writer. A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet, in The Fudge Family in Paris. We often feel sad in the presence of music without words; and often more than that in the presence of music without music. Mark Twain (1835-1910), American journalist and humorist. Music is another lady that talks charmingly and says nothing. Austin O'Malley I hate music, especially when it's played. Jimmy Durante (1893-1980), American entertainer/comedian. < previous page page_50 next page > < previous page page_51 next page > Page 51 When you are about 35 years old, something terrible happens to music.
1958), Canadian journalist, humorist and musician, Bach, Beethoven and the Boys (1986). < previous page page_46 next page > < previous page page_47 next page > Page 47 Ah, Mozart! He was happily married but his wife wasn't. Victor Borge (b. 1909), Danish-born American musical humorist. I write as a sow piddles. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1719-87), Austrian composer, in a letter. Nothing from Mozart? Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), British conductor, on hearing his 70th birthday telegrams. The G-minor Symphony consists of eight remarkable measures .