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Emanuel Ax Quotes and Sayings

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Pianists don't argue too much generally because we
have such a hard time just getting things right;
arguing is for string players.
- Emanuel Ax

If the audience walks out of a concert thinking,
What a wonderful experience, then we have done our job.
- Emanuel Ax

We should welcome applause whenever it comes.
- Emanuel Ax

The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction.
- Emanuel Ax

 

If there were no rules about when to applaud,
we in the audience would have the right response almost always.
- Emanuel Ax

A lot of it just has to do with luck,
serendipity.
- Emanuel Ax

Everyone is different.
Sometimes it's very exciting; sometimes very scary.
- Emanuel Ax

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I usually only play with very close friends.
- Emanuel Ax

I have been coming to Los Angeles since 1975 to perform.
- Emanuel Ax

Applause should be an emotional response to the music,
rather than a regulated social duty.
- Emanuel Ax

How wonderful it is to play with someone you feel very close to.
- Emanuel Ax

Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later,
when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding
my breath in the silence of the end.
- Emanuel Ax

I have always thought that my ear is also very influenced by my eyes.
- Emanuel Ax

We seem to have set up some very arcane rules as to
when it is actually OK to applaud.
- Emanuel Ax

Even if you don't like a concert of mine,
please, please applaud at the end anyway.
- Emanuel Ax

All of us love applause, and so we should -
it means that the listener likes us!
- Emanuel Ax

Everybody makes his path differently.
- Emanuel Ax

The stage is close to being in the middle of the hall,
so that the performers are surrounded by the listeners.
I feel that we are all experiencing the music together.
- Emanuel Ax

It is wonderful to see how happy all my friends in
the LA Philharmonic are in their new home.
- Emanuel Ax

I have been trying to find out exactly when listeners
and performers decided that applause between movements would not be allowed,
but nobody seems to have been willing to admit that they were the culprit.
- Emanuel Ax

Mozart often wrote to his family that certain variations
or sections of pieces were so successful that they
had to be encored immediately,
even without waiting for the entire piece to end.
- Emanuel Ax

The notes I handle no better than many pianists.
But the pauses between the notes ah,
that is where the art resides.
- Artur Schnabel

You hear the same work by different orchestras,
different conductors, violinists, pianists,
singers, and slowly, the work reveals itself and begins to live deeper in you.
- David Ogden Stiers

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave
a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
- Franz Liszt

I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists.
But the pauses between the notes - ah,
there is where the artistry lies!!
- Artur Schnabel

Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style,
a trademark, so to speak.
They confine themselves to one type of playing.
- Oscar Peterson

Pianists call me a composer, composers call me a pianist.
The classicists think me a futurist,
and the futurists call me a reactionary.
- Anton Rubinstein

When I was studying...
there weren't any black concert pianists.
My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it.
People have heard my music and heard the classic in it,
so I have become known as a black classical pianist.
- Nina Simone

Well, no.
I believe that it's not at all impossible that some
of the performances that I've heard so far by some
pianists may be superior to my own playing because
those are two totally different acts altogether.
- Leo Ornstein

The great leaders are like the best conductors -
they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
- Blaine Lee

If you want to make beautiful music,
you must play the black and the white notes together.
- Richard M. Nixon

Music was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space between the notes and
curl my back to loneliness.
- Maya Angelou

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems,
like notes that shape music.
- Joan Miro

When I was in Van Halen I was hitting notes that were out of my range.
I never went for those registers before until Eddie pulled it out of me.
- Gary Cherone

I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line,
and by the right harmonic progression,
I could play what I heard inside me.
That's when I was born.
- Charlie Parker

I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing -
it wasn't enough to play other people's notes:
I had to write notes too.
- Luc Ferrari

I have short hands.
That's why I have to bend up to notes;
I can't always reach the frets.
- Robin Trower

It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes.
I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts.
- Naguib Mahfouz

It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus.
It's rather like music: It's a lot of hitting notes precisely.
- Christine Baranski

I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the
variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of
human genius will never exhaust.
- Igor Stravinsky

A poet never takes notes.
You never take notes in a love affair.
- Robert Frost

Big companies are like marching bands.
Even if half the band is playing random notes,
it still sounds kind of like music.
The concealment of failure is built into them.
- Doug Coupland

Basically I started to jot notes, lots of faxes back and forth to my writer,
we faxed ideas throughout the whole first draft,
and started all over again.
- Bruce Boxleitner

Suprisingly, one of the most complex pieces of code
is the code to determine where a note is in the staff.
Finale stores notes as relative scale positions in the current key.
- Robert Patterson

The musicians recommend that I sing a sing the way
it is written the first time and then start to look
for other notes that aren't in the melody.
- Margaret Whiting

To read a book, to think it over, and to write out
notes is a useful exercise;
a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
- Maria Mitchell

There are notes between notes, you know.
- Sarah Vaughan

We stuck the record head so it kept on recording over
and over on top of itself and played keyboard notes
into it to create this ghost repetition melody.
- Colin Greenwood

I can't even read notes.
But I can teach someone how to make a guitar smoke.
- Ace Frehley

You've got to realize.
In the western world, regardless of what color you are,
what title the music is, it's all played by the same notes.
- Ornette Coleman

Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired.
He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed.
- Hugh Leonard

Right now, my voice is better than ever.
It changed.
I have better low notes than I had before.
- Eydie Gorme

Mozart wrote so many works in his thirty-five years
that it would take a lifetime just to write out the notes.
We literally do not know how he did it.
- Lukas Foss

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my
dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes.
He'd be a good film professor.
- Sofia Coppola

There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes;
its what we do with them that's important.
- Jim Rohn

I never take any notes or draw charts or make elaborate diagrams,
but I hold an image of the shape of a book in my head
and work from that mental hologram.
- Jonathan Lethem

I don't think I could have ever had a career as a pianist
because I never ever wanted to play the notes the way they were written,
I was too sloppy to learn them quite right.
- Jerry Hunt

The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense,
but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences,
and partly poems in prose.
- Edvard Munch

In this way, the charge that the bank makes for the use of its notes -
the interest -
is a continual and universal tax upon all the members of the community.
- John Buchanan Robinson

It's not enough to hit the notes.
There is no point in the singers just standing there
and sounding wonderful if they're not connecting with
the characters they are portraying.
- Bruce Beresford

I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it.
I make notes, talk to the director and we decide what
kinds of shades should be in the character.
- Dennis Farina

I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow,
looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part,
even temporarily, from their precious children.
- Thomas S. Monson

Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing.
- Elvis Costello

Am I afraid of high notes? Of course I am afraid.
What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

To see my wife getting inspired from my notes and thoughts,
going in the direction I wanted, and have her surprise
me with wonderful choices was a real treat.
- Lasse Hallstrom

Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short,
the security behind the notes is diminished,
the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended,
and the panic follows.
- John Buchanan Robinson

I write box notes for Kino International,
which specializes in distributing foreign films.
- Bruce Bennett

One should indeed read Pope with his notes available,
in the Twickenham edition possibly, to see what a vast
amount he did understand about Homer.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I am playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.
- Eric Morecambe


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