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

Related topics: Music

What's different here is that we have now technologies
that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding.
That's what makes it both powerful and exciting.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Lately I've been listening to some classical music again,
some jazz.
- Alan Vega

Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa,
we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle.
We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.
- Joe Slovo

 

It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which
classical national economy has hitherto taught,
not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Jazz is not the popular culture.
Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music.
A very small minority of people really love it.
- John Corigliano

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

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What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality,
passion, and understated erotica that popular music,
even with all of its energy and life,
cannot even begin to touch?
- Lara St.
John

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

There was a period when I'd just come out of college
where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly
realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
- Andy Summers

I like to listen the blues and some classical.
- Peter Tork

Obviously classical music tends to be stuff that is
usually at least a hundred years old.
- Steve Hackett

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

Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things
but I listen to a lot of classical music.
Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical.
- Ben Harper

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

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

My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player.
By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas
City in classical situations.
He was already an amazing talent.
- Pat Metheny

Writing detective stories is about writing light literature,
for entertainment.
It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
- Steig Larsson

I cannot understate the ability to handle classical
texts such as Shakespeare.
- Louise Jameson

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

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 have no doubt that there are great people about though...
the thing of it is, nothing to this day moves me like
classical music (Debussy,
Vaughn Williams).
- Gary Lucas

My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was
a singer of just about everything.
- Carly Simon

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

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

Classical ballet will never die.
- Ninette de Valois

My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in
me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do,
so I wanted to get a classical background and voice.
- Shuler Hensley

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

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

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

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

I played classical as a kid.
- John Legend

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

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

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'm going to have classical piano lessons next.
- Colin Greenwood

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

I'm thinking about learning a few new things -
like taking classical guitar lessons -
and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock.
- Mick Mars

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

I loved writing a book in which, in some ways,
it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking
lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do.
- Neil Gaiman

Then I started listenin' a lot to classical composers.
Piano works.
Just to see what they were doin'.
That sort of put me in a different groove to try to blend all that in.
- Mose Allison

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

There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity,
unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible
for the topology of spacetime to change.
- Edward Witten

Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations
of a classical education,
and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself
as having had a very narrow escape.
- William Hazlitt

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

I really love sort of classical cinema where people
were telling stories with very little dialogue,
and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
- Alex Winter

I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries
that I have visited are showing an ever increasing
interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures.
- George Crumb

I love many kinds of music: world music,
jazz, classical, pop.
- Anita Diament

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

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

I play piano and trumpet.
I studied classical guitar.
- Mike Figgis

But those musics do not address the larger kind of
architecture in time that classical music does,
whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

I read and write classical piano and percussion,
also guitar.
- Suzi Quatro

It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my
Goya classical guitar that day.
I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that
was the only thing I could ever really do -
write songs and sing them to people.
- Stevie Nicks

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

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

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 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

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

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

The classical example of a successful research programme
is Newton's gravitational theory:
possibly the most successful research programme ever.
- Imre Lakatos

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

Jazz is a white term to define black people.
My music is black classical music.
- Nina Simone

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

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

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

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

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

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

Then I took 8 years of French Horn, first jazz,
and then classical.
- Jim Coleman


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