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"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." -Ambrose Bierce

"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 Twain

"How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers." -Rossini

"Nothing is more odious than music without hidden meaning." Chopin. 

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