“When I’m writing a song, I try to be the character.” – Stephen Sondheim “Two of the hardest words in the language to rhyme are life and love. Of all words!” – Stephen Sondheim Advertisements
“I played over the music of that scoundrel Brahms. What a giftless bastard! It annoys me that this self-inflated mediocrity is hailed as a genius.”
“One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.” – Lou Reed
Vladimir Odoevsky was a fascinating and encyclopedic figure in nineteenth-century Russian culture, who made a contribution into the development of musical criticism.
Gabriel Fauré is widely considered one of France’s greatest composers, whose refined and gentle music influenced the course of modern French music. He served as president of the Paris Conservatory from 1905 to 1920.
Hank Williams considered one of the most popular American country music singers and songwriters, who wrote and recorded songs that are still considered to be country music standards.
Loretta Lynn is an American country music singer-songwriter and the first woman in history to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year trophy.
Franz Schubert was an Austrian romantic composer noted for the melody and harmony in his songs and chamber music.
Laurie Anderson is an American avant-garde artist, composer, musician and film director who is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology.
“I don’t choose what I compose. It chooses me.” – Gustav Mahler