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Welcome to these Symphony Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Always Sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Own Life.
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May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
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I am the Melody in the Symphony of My Life.
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May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
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I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony,
which would have been an extremely sad loss.
- Georg Solti

It feels like my job is to support people.
I support great artists.
When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair,
not the first chair.
- Nile Rodgers


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My mother was the concert master of the symphony.
Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
- Martin Short

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise
that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
- E. M. Forster

And at the same time, I had my very first concert at the age of 16.
I hadn't heard a symphony orchestra before,
and I was so deeply impressed I said I have to be a conductor.
- Kurt Masur

The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra.
It's a collaborative adventure.
- Nicholas Meyer

Everything will pass, and the world will perish but
the Ninth Symphony will remain.
- Mikhail Bakunin

If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than
that because he knows that the only truly creative
musician is the jazz musician.
- Buddy Rich

We are each but a quarter note in a grand symphony.
- Guy Laliberte

Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music -
not to mention his piano and violin concerti.
- Neville Marriner

A symphony must be like the world.
It must contain everything.
- Gustav Mahler

I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music,
was built to last.
- David Amram

A symphony is no joke.
- Johannes Brahms

I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony.
- Danny Elfman

It was really amazing.
I mean, he'd never mentioned that he played in the symphony,
like serious violin playing, not fiddle playing.
And he just blew us away.
- Guy Clark

You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

When you hear a large symphony orchestra.
for instance, in a concert hall, there's a big,
sweeping sound that just doesn't get on to a record.
- Teddy Wilson

The Chicago Symphony is considered the greatest orchestra in the world.
- Jane Byrne

Pornography is rather like trying to find out about
a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about
it and perhaps hum a few bars.
- Robertson Davies

Writing a play, you start with less,
so more is demanded of you.
It's as if you have to not only write a symphony,
but invent the instruments as well.
- David Ives

I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare,
a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements.
I think that's a beautiful line.
- Maximilian Schell

The Russian composers, especially, tricked the symphony
orchestra into the kind of dynamic,
rhythmic thing.
- Gerry Mulligan

Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because
the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments.
- David Del Tredici

When we're at the end of The Rite of Spring or of a Bruckner symphony,
I want people to feel the music physically.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts
was to play this new piece of mine.
- Gerry Mulligan

When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art,
a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.
- Madeleine L'Engle

Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate,
I could visualize the notes in scale,
all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.
- William Christopher Handy

It is still true that it is easier to compose a poem
in the form of a manual for adjusting a VCR than it
is to write a piece using just tuning as a symphony.
- Brian Ferneyhough

A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for
instruments instead of for actors.
- Colin Henry Wilson

While our country has made great strides in breaking
down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans,
we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream.
- Adam Schiff

We did experiments with the Boston Symphony for many
years where we measured the angles of incidence of
sound arriving at the ears of the audience,
then took the measurements back to MIT and analyzed them.
- Amar Bose

And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet,
I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group,
chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even.
- Elvis Costello

But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory
company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it
is important for the performers to be able to know
how to shift focus so that they instantly become part
of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration,
but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song,
on commission.
The artists would come up with a masterpiece without
waiting to have their muse inspire them.
- Tom Glazer

In South America, I heard the 8th Symphony of Beethoven.
And the young conductor thought, Beethoven must be heroic.
But this is piece which shouldn't be heroic.
And this was such a misunderstanding,
such a deep misunderstanding.
- Kurt Masur

Although, I am proud of all my Symphonies as they all
have something special to say,
my particular favourite is the Fifth.
As the great Mahler expert Donald Mitchell said that
if Mahler had written another Symphony,
it would have been my Fifth!
- Malcolm Arnold

If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven.
But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times,
they can play it in their sleep.
Does the genius remain present in the music or not?
- Robert Fripp

But some people will say you just did these programs.
Well, yes, the programs are important and I'm proud of the programs,
but mostly I'm proud of the way the San Francisco Symphony plays these programs.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

New Year's Eve, we're going to be doing a concert with
the Philadelphia Orchestra in Symphony Hall.
It makes me feel good, because of all the people they could have had,
they wanted me!
We do have to do a little work with the rhythm section.
- Barbara Cook

When I was to come to Washington the first time as
Music Director of the Boston Symphony,
Mrs.
Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us
a party and who we would like to meet.
- Erich Leinsdorf

I've been playing music all my life,
from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster
to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State.
Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21.
- Arthur Godfrey

To have everything written for you...
It's not really creating.
That's why I think symphony drummers are so limited.
They 're limited to exactly what was played a hundred
years before them by a thousand other drummers.
- Buddy Rich

Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style,
to recognize the work of an artist or school,
to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement
as learning to read or write or add.
- Nelson Goodman

God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other,
whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet,
or a beautiful painting, or a play.
It's a way of expressing our humanity.
- Julie Harris

Jazz tickles your muscles, symphonies stretch your soul.
- Paul Whiteman

I think that of my 21 symphonies, each has its own place.
- Alan Hovhaness

I hear entire symphonies, oratorios,
in my head,
but I can't write a note.
- Alan Dean Foster

Most Beethoven symphonies require 80 or more instruments,
and the late romantics even more.
- Neville Marriner

Now I'm having the time of my life being on the road
with one of the world's all-time great big bands,
and performing with symphonies.
I wouldn't trade it for anything.
- Doc Severinsen

We can't afford big symphonies but we commission works
that sound rich and symphonic because of the nature
of the instrumentation and the people we work with.
- Graeme Murphy

If some of our works are symphonies,
then wrapped walkways was chamber music.
- Christo

We've been performing with symphonies all of our career
and it sounds so wonderful when they play 'My Girl'
with the large string section,
I want to turn around and look.
- Otis Williams

If I weren't the way I am, I shouldn't write my symphonies.
- Gustav Mahler

This is what I want in heaven...
words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.
- Tina Turner

I would advise my young colleagues, the composers of symphonies,
to drop in sometimes at the kindergarten,
too.
It is there that it is decided whether there will be
anybody to understand their works in twenty years' time.
- Zoltan Kodaly

I've always loved jazz.
- Rita Coolidge

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions,
the worst in cultural prejudice.
The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
- Maxim Gorky

Coltrane was moving out of jazz into something else.
And certainly Miles Davis was doing the same thing.
- Jan Garbarek

I'd rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll.
- Ginger Baker

It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way,
rather than a band way.
- Gerry Mulligan

One of the things I like about jazz,
kid,
is I don't know what's going to happen next.
Do you?
- Bix Beiderbecke

I haven't a great jazz band, and I don't want one.
- Glenn Miller

Jazz fans love Miles and I love him for a myriad of reasons,
but the overviews are always too simplistic.
- Branford Marsalis

Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be
played night after night but differently each time.
- Ornette Coleman

Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments.
It is much more poetic than that.
- Pat Metheny

I don't like freedom jazz - I think it's void of roots and void of foundation.
- George Shearing


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