"The English do not like music but love the noise it makes."
-Sir Thomas Beecham
"Music is the best means we have of digesting time." -W.H. Auden
"There are two instruments worse than a clarinet - two clarinets."
"Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several
miles away." -Sir Thomas Beecham
"Harpists spend half their life tuning and the other half playing
out of tune." -Anon
"An oboe is an ill-wind that nobody blows good." -Bennet Cerf
"Please write music like Wagner, only louder." -Sam Goldwyn, instructing
a composer for a movie.
"People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while
the music lasts." -Paul Hindemith
"At the playing of Rossini's 'William Tell Overture (at the Albert
Hall) an American lady said, 'Back home this is known as The Lone
Ranger.'" -Peterborough column, The Daily Telegraph
"Richard Wagner wrote music which is better than it sounds." -Mark
"How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers." -Rossini
"Nothing is more odious than music without hidden meaning."