Charles Gounod

Charles Gounod

French composer, music critic, writer and diarist
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]
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]
My opinion changes rapidly - one minute I can think it is very good and the next time I look at it, I see all the flaws and weaknesses therein.More Charles Gounod quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
Before Mozart, all ambition turns to despair.More Charles Gounod quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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