Charles Gounod

Charles Gounod

French composer, music critic, writer and diarist
Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies, and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them.More Charles Gounod quotes [08/20/2011 03:08:50]
If all the music written since Bach's time should be lost, it could be reconstructed on the foundation which Bach laid.More Charles Gounod quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This severe, ascetic music, calm and horizontal as the line of the ocean, monotonous by virtue of its serenity, anti-sensuous, and yet so intense in its contemplativeness that it verges sometimes on ecstasy.More Charles Gounod quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Who has reached the extreme limits of scale with the same infallible precision, equally guarded against the false refinement of artificial elegance and the roughness of spurious force? Who has better known how to breathe anguish and dread into the purest and most exquisite forms?More Charles Gounod quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Bach is a colossus of Rhodes, beneath whom all musicians pass and will continue to pass. Mozart is the most beautiful, Rossini the most brilliant, but Bach is the most comprehensive: he has said all there is to say.More Charles Gounod quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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