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Musical Quotes and Notes
Musical Quotes of the Day:
"Music is the Voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows"
MARION C. GARRETY
"I enjoy life.I think I'll enjoy death even more.Life is too confusing."
"Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is meaning to life after all."
"People think the Beatles know what's going on.We don't.We're just doing it"
"I love Beethoven, epecially the poems".
"We always knew something would happen sooner or later.We always had this blind Bethleham star ahead of us. Fame is what every one wants, in some form or another."
"Ow, I feel good"
Last but not least,this seems to be applicable in todays world as well
"I really don't know whether any place contains more pianists than Paris, or whether you can find more asses and virtuosos anywhere."
Speaking of some Piano trivia:
For more about other composers and their achievements go to Music History
Did you know that the first upright piano was built in 1800 by Matthias Muller?
Of course the better models of John Issac Hawkins of Philadelphia are the true ancestors of those played today.
It is common knowledge that Napoleon owned a piano. He owned an Erard piano, although it is very doubtful he ever played it at all!!
Although Napoleon did have his namesake continued as the Napoleonic Era.With the Napoleonic era came the birth of the romantic movement in literature,painting and decor as well as in music
It was Beethoven who was known as the very first Napoleonic Pianist.
Of course Beethoven cannot be considered just classical or romantic,this would definitely limit his achievements in music.
His creativity developed musical forms beyond that ever attempted at that time.
His Music was full of emotion which seem at times able to sweep from one extreme to the other.
From fortissimi to pianissimi.Human emotion was Beethovens best friend.He was able to capture it truly in the music he composed.
Mozart,Hadyn or Handel did not reveal the dark side or even the compassionate expressive qualities Beethoven was able to portray in his Music.
Beethoven essentially was the first real father of The Napoleonic Romantic Era of Music.
Updated September 22, 2000
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