My Favorite Quotes
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 Johannes Brahms - “Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration.”
 Johannes Brahms - “Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully.”
 Johannes Brahms - “A symphony is no joke.”
 Johannes Brahms - “I sometimes ponder on variation form and it seems to me it ought to be more restrained, purer.”
 Johannes Brahms - “If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon.”
 Johannes Brahms - “Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.”
 Johannes Brahms - “Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind”
 Johannes Brahms - “We cling nervously to the melody, but we don't handle it freely, we don't really make anything new out of it, we merely overload it.”
 Johannes Brahms - “It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.”
 Johannes Brahms - “What would become of all historical biography if it was written only with consideration for other peoples' feelings”
 Johannes Brahms - “W. H. Hadow commenting on the music of Johannes Brahms In him converge all previous streams of tendency, not as into a pool, stagnant, passive, motionless, but as a noble river that received its tributary waters and bearss them onward in larger and statelier volume.”
 Johannes Brahms - “Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”