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Classical music's ability to translate emotional themes is fantastic. ...
by Alan Price

Classical music's ability to translate emotional themes is fantastic.
- Alan Price

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers,
and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

I use a lot more chords than most organists and I'm
careful to phrase them with the guitar.
- Alan Price

I think it's like everything else; one shouldn't dig too deeply.
It's silly to say that with a journalist,
but sometimes there is not a truth to be found.
- Alan Price

 

I tend to think of the organ as part of the rhythm section,
rather than a frontline voice.
- Alan Price

The Animals were a very separate and dissonant group at the time.
We came from different backgrounds, different areas -
we didn't even come from the same town,
basically.
- Alan Price

Why don't they go ahead and change the name of the
White House to the West House.
They want to do away with the heritage of White Settlement
and destroy the history of White Settlement.
- Alan Price

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The only time it dominates is during a solo,
or when we play a low blues and I put figures in behind Eric's vocals.
There's never any real problem fitting guitar and organ together.
- Alan Price

There is nothing wrong with the name White Settlement,
and the majority here is proud of the name.
- Alan Price

I quite like childlike songs, which sometimes cross over.
- Alan Price

As I say, the Animals had a particular concept of themselves as a band.
There was an anarchic spirit in it, which was being
flattened by commercial designs,
attitudes, and needs.
- Alan Price

When the script was written, it was sent to me with
asterisks marking where he felt a song would be appropriate.
Before the film was shot, the score was written.
I made a demo of it, so they lived with the music as
they were making the film.
- Alan Price

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

Now that rock is turning 50, it's become classical in itself.
It's interesting to see that development.
- Bjork

It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a
$50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor.
There's always a depression in the theatre.
- Frances McDormand

Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound
by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
- Roland Joffe

The difference between religion and morality lies simply
in the classical division of things into the divine and the human,
if one only interprets this correctly.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I had spent many years pursuing excellence,
because that is what classical music is all about...
Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
- Nina Simone

Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music,
that's what I really like.
- Joan Armatrading

I am a classical music lover - not necessarily the contemporary stuff,
but the old stuff.
- Eberhard Weber

I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is
happening out there or not,
but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music,
the balance and symmetry.
- Helen Reddy

Music has always been transnational;
people pick up whatever interests them,
and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed
influences from all over the world.
- Yo-Yo Ma

I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet.
That attitude is something that's put into your head.
You are never thin enough.
- Carmen Electra

I did extensive, extensive recordings and made a classical CD-ROM set,
which is still on the market.
For ten years, it was by itself as the cream of the crop of samples.
- Miroslav Vitous

Actually, I've had very little classical training,
although I love listening to classical music very much.
- Benny Green

I'm not really involved with politics...
I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around.
- Eva Green

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy,
but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is,
in the realm of symphonic pops.
- Doc Severinsen

They're simply following what was laid down in front
and they play the same thing.
So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer.
- Buddy Rich

First of all, we have to go back to the classical time control.
- Anatoly Karpov

I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

I play the piano and have been playing since I was 7,
mainly classical Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart.
- Kiana Tom

You get used to being lazy doing films,
but classical theatre's going to finish me off.
- Michael Gambon

I had had a classical education prior to that.
- Skitch Henderson

I played classical as a kid.
- John Legend

I'm a fan of many different styles of classical and symphonic music.
- Billy Sheehan

I'm sure there are a few things in my CD collection
that might surprise people.
I like classical music, the blues, and I'm a big fan of alternative rock.
- Brad Paisley

To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt,
and that's not what I play.
I play black classical music.
- Nina Simone

I play piano and guitar.
Acoustic guitar.
I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard.
I could never play a lead to save my life.
- Kip Winger

All the classical genres are now ridiculous in their rigorous purity.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I've never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater,
or the contemporary theater, or musical theater,
or the thing that we call opera.
- Trevor Nunn

After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold,
there were all kinds of young musicians,
talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.
- Gunther Schuller

That makes classical music work, the ability to improvise.
- Itzhak Perlman

When I was younger, studying classical music,
I really had to put in the time.
Three hours a day is not even nice -
you have to put in six.
- Alicia Keys

Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance;
beautiful in its way,
but incapable of growth.
- Harold MacMillan

I'd like to do some more classical work if I do some more theatre.
- Sarah Sutton

Seriously though, my father was the first African American
to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I
grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time.
- Bobby McFerrin

Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit
that even American cultural music comes from Europe.
That's what classical music is, real European music.
- Sonny Rollins

I like to listen to classical music...
I like mainline jazz.
- Herb Alpert

Classical plays require more imagination and more general
training to be able to do.
That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
- Vivien Leigh

I tend to listen to the classical composers:
Rachmaninov,
Satie.
- Enya

Classical ballet will never die.
- Ninette de Valois

If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical
or punk or rock or even slightly metal,
that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.
- Ben Harper

In his day, the audience was well aware of the music,
of the classical beat.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround
myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
- Sylvester Stallone

I loved Hendrix.
I mean, really, really loved him.
As if he were one of the great classical composers.
And he was.
That's how I saw him.
- Warren Zevon

Live action writers will give you a structure,
but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation
is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.
- Ralph Bakshi

A well-rounded performer will listen to all kinds of music.
I like classical, Middle Eastern, and rock a lot.
- Patti LuPone

My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer.
- John Sebastian

I had a big background in listening to classical music
and I started trying to compose,
like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head.
- John Fahey

What's the classical moment that every actor or actress
deals with? A tragic thing.
They get that blank, faraway look in their eyes.
But in life, it's not that way.
- Skeet Ulrich

I used a baritone guitar with a very unusual tuning
that became the body of the composition,
while the classical guitar is on top of it with the main rhythm part.
- Lee Ritenour

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry,
I was listening to European classical music.
- Satyajit Ray

I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar,
as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues.
All of it.
I did the same thing with my voice.
- Boz Scaggs

I am not doing something that it is experimental music
in relation to classical music.
- Joanna Newsom

I wanted to make a classical piece that was actually designed to be a CD,
not designed for performance.
- Anne Dudley

It was the early days of Rock 'n' Roll in this country.
We were all struggling to learn music,
it might be Country, Jazz, Classical,
Blues or even Rock 'n' Roll.
- Jim Sullivan

I look at raising funds for The Perlman Music Program
as a challenge and as a way to provide opportunities
for people who care about the future of classical music.
- Itzhak Perlman

I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
- Vivien Leigh

Sharon went on to play classical but we actually went
into totally different instruments which was lucky
for the band because otherwise we'd all be playing the same thing!!
- Caroline Corr

Yes, I tried to change the classical style in a way
that people who don't understand it can enjoy.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

When I was a young musician, the only option available
to pursue secondary education in music was to attend
a classical conservatory.
- Billy Joel


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