12 Musical Quotes

I love quotes. It’s so interesting for me to hear what, for example, Frederic Chopin thought was the “crowning reward of art.”
This post contains some of my favorite quotes from famous individuals across the world. Let’s get started with a quote from the famous reformer of the 1500’s: Martin Luther.  

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

– Martin Luther


Where words fails, music speaks.

– Hans Christian Anderson


After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

― Aldous Huxley


Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

– Victor Hugo


Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

– Frederic Chopin


If all would play first violin, we could get no orchestra together. Therefore, respect every musician in his place.

– Robert Schumann


To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.

– Ludwig Van Beethoven


There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.

– Joseph Haydn


Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.

–  Claude Debussy


The language of music is common to all generations and nations; it is understood by everybody since it is understood with the heart.

-Gioachino Rossini


I’m not interested in having a orchestra sound like itself; I want it to sound like the composer.

– Leonard Bernstein


There are no barriers for a person with talent and love towards work.

– Ludwig Van Beethoven

And that completes my post on musical quotes! I would love to hear some of your favorite quotes – please share in the comments section. Thanks for reading!



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