„He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.“

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—  Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957

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„Color is to the eye what music is to the ear.“

—  Louis Comfort Tiffany American stained glass and jewelry designer 1848 - 1933
The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany (Doubleday, Page & Co New York, 1916)

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„[ Schoenberg's ] music leads us into a realm where musical experience is a matter not of the ear but of the soul alone, and at this point the music of the future begins.“

—  Wassily Kandinsky Russian painter 1866 - 1944
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„Music should be directed by the ear, poetry by the imagination“

—  Marianne Moore American poet and writer 1887 - 1972
Review -Jean Gaingne -New & Selected Poems 1967

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„Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.“

—  Thomas Beecham British conductor and impresario 1879 - 1961
[Beecham admitted to Neville Cardus that he had made this up on the spur of the moment to satisfy an importunate journalist; he acknowledged that it was an oversimplification. (Neville Cardus: 'Sir Thomas Beecham, A Memoir', 1961)]

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„He enter'd now the garden, and a fall
Of singing, voice and lute, sank on his ear :
At first it seem'd thrice sweet and musical,
But it grew sadder as he came more near.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
(9th September 1826) Metrical Fragments No. IV. - The Redeemed Captive (under the pen name Iole) (16th September 1826) Metrical Fragments No. V. - The Frozen Ship (under the pen name Iole) see The Vow of the Peacock

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„I’m nothing but a conduit. The music goes though my ears, my fingers… Composer is a god. Composer creates music. We’re performers. We’re just passing it on.“

—  Valentina Lisitsa Ukrainian-American classical pianist 1973
telegraph.co.uk http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalmusic/9467708/Pianist-Valentina-Lisitsa-interview-with-the-YouTube-star.html

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