The Human Sound Of The Violin
“The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments”
― Charles-Auguste de Beriot
Edmund Charles Tarbell, "Girl with Violin (the Violinist)," 1890
Glenn Gould ~ On Being An Artist
“If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing”
― Glenn Gould
If Music Be The Food Of Love…
William A. Breakspeare (c 1855-1914)
If Music be the Food of Love

If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.”
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Igor Stravinsky ~ Great Artists
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
Igor Stravinsky
Irene Nemirovsky ~ On Music
“...for music alone can abolish differences
of language or culture between two people and invoke something indestructible within them.”
Irene Nemirovsky ― Suite Francaise 
Anais Nin ~ On Music
"Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together."
~Anais Nin
Photos by Peter and Alice Gowland
Victor Hugo ~ The Importance Of Music
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. "
~Victor Hugo
Bach ~ On Music
"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”
Johann Sebastian Bach
German composer and musician (1685-1750)
Tolstoy ~ On Music
"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
Leo Tolstoy
Jean Cocteau ~ On The Mysterious Resemblance Of Music
"All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it."
Jean Cocteau