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 themMore 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]
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]
Before Mozart, all ambition turns to despair.More Charles Gounod quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mozart, prodigal heaven gave thee everything, grace and strength, abundance and moderation, perfect equilibrium.More Charles Gounod quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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