— John Cale Welsh composer, singer-songwriter and record producer 1942
Attributed without citation at
„I'm not a politician, I'm a musician. I care about giving people a place where they can go to enjoy themselves and to begin to live again. To the man you have to give the spirit, and when you give him the spirit, you have done everything.“
— Luciano Pavarotti Italian operatic tenor 1935 - 2007
On his charity concerts and relief efforts for Bosnia, in BBC Music Magazine (April 1998)
— Vladimir Horowitz American classical pianist and composer 1903 - 1989
On Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, quoted in Harold C. Schonberg, Horowitz: his life and music
„You can give music variation without changing the notes. When you get close to a piece there will inevitable be tinkering. I sometimes wonder if concert pianists expend so much effort and energy finding new ways to interpret that what they really need is some more direct form of self-expression.“
— Joanna MacGregor British musician 1959
„The main thing is not to lose your identity and to continue working… You have a quartet. That is such joy! You can forget everything else in the world. I'm playing a lot of chamber music these days. Tomorrow we were going to give the first performance of two trios, but because of the mourning, all concerts have been canceled.“
— David Oistrakh Soviet violinist 1908 - 1974
The Night Stalin Died http://www.nytimes.com/1989/03/05/magazine/the-night-stalin-died.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias:r&pagewanted=2, New York Times (March 5, 1989).
„I started making movies when I was 20. I started playing piano when I was about 3 years old, so I'm probably a musician first. But when I'm working on a movie, as an actor, I'm an actor - 100 percent. And when I'm on tour, I'm a musician 100 percent.“
— Harry Connick, Jr. American singer, conductor, pianist, actor, and composer 1967
The Costco Connection magazine interview, February 2007 http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/200702/?pg=30
„Just meeting Rubinstein was a thrill for any pianist. He was a real link to tradition in western piano music. He was a friend of Rachmaninoff and he knew Debussy. The man was an inspiration to three generations of pianists.“
— Arthur Rubinstein Polish-American classical pianist 1887 - 1982
Emanuel Ax — reported in Joseph McLellan (December 21, 1982) "Concert Pianist Arthur Rubinstein Dies at 95", The Washington Post, p. A1.
„All you do is head straight for the grave, a face just covers a skull awhile. Stretch that skull-cover and smile.“
— Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969
Visions Of Cody (1973)
„I have performed with British musicians. I have sung Rabindra Sangeet and French numbers too. Most often I include local flavour in my concerts to connect with people. ]]“
— M. Balamuralikrishna Carnatic vocalist, instrumentalist and playback singer 1930 - 2016
In: Chitra Swaminathan He defines ‘style’ as tradition http://hindu.com/thehindu/fr/2008/01/04/stories/2008010451130100.htm, The Hindu, 4 January 2008.
„I once painted a concert singer and on the chestnut frame I carved the opening bars of Mendelssohn's "Rest in the Lord." It was ornamental unobtrusive and to musicians I think it emphasized the expression of the face and pose of the figure.“
— Thomas Eakins American painter 1844 - 1916
Letter to Henry A. Rowland (1897-10-04).