There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.
People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.
Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law.
Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
Music is the silence between the notes.
First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers.
Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
In opera, there is always too much singing.
The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very like that of the circus for the crowd. There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen.
Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.
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