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As an artist, you have to express yourself. I make no excuses for my versatility. I grew up singing classical arias, but I love rock n' roll and jazz standards.
Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.
I enjoy all forms of music - pop, classical and opera.
It is true that classical libertarian thought is opposed to state intervention in social life, as a consequence of deeper assumptions about the human need for liberty, diversity, and free association.
Preachers at black churches are the last people left in the English-speaking world who know the schemes and tropes of classical rhetoric: parallelism, antithesis, epistrophe, synecdoche, metonymy, periphrasis, litotes - the whole bag of tricks.
P. J. O'Rourke
I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
As a rule, my focus is on classical music, but I love jazz. I love everything, actually.
Classical - perhaps I should say 'orchestral' - music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It's all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities.
Although cover notes for classical music albums tend to say that the trill of flutes suggests mountain streams and so on, I don't think anybody listens to music with the expectation that they're going to be presented with a sort of landscape painting.
Piano was - well, all musical instruments were taught in this very rigid, formal, classical method when I was young.
I think doing variations on a classical theme is a dangerous thing to do.
When I first got a guitar, it was a Spanish, classical thing.
Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
When I was a young musician, the only option available to pursue secondary education in music was to attend a classical conservatory.
I'd started going to acting classes at 14, played 'Medea' at 15 and really wanted to be a classical actress.
And what classical music does best and must always do more, is to show this kind of transformation of moods, to show a very wide psychological voyage. And I think that's something that we as classical musicians have underestimated.
Michael Tilson Thomas
Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.
From the heaviest of the heavy to classical to country, that's what I listen to, I listen to a variety and I enjoy good music, good songs.
The best gift I was ever given was the arts. My mum gave me those on a silver platter. Growing up, her and my grandmother would take me to ballets, classical concerts, even smoky jazz clubs I wasn't supposed to be in!
Jazz has been such a force in music, that any musician, including classical composers, have been influenced, and obviously performers, also.
I spent ten years playing classical piano, and that was what led to keyboards and eventually to production and to Linkin Park.
Quantum mechanics broke the mold of the previous framework, classical mechanics, by establishing that the predictions of science are necessarily probabilistic.
I have never learned to read or write music so I am not a virtuoso musician like the others you mentioned. I am completely unable to play like them because I never learned classical music, I just developed my own crazy style!
At a certain point, I became a kind of musician that has tunnel vision about jazz. I only listened to jazz and classical music.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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