Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure.More Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [07/28/2011 05:07:10]
People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.More Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [07/28/2011 05:07:16]
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.More Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [07/28/2011 05:07:38]
People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words.More Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [03/19/2013 07:03:01]
With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.More Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [03/19/2013 07:03:10]
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth.More Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [03/19/2013 07:03:24]
These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.More Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [07/28/2011 05:07:33]

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