Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Symphony No. 5
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
St Matthew Passion
Violin Concert In A Minor
I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Ride of the Valkyries
Der Ring des Nibelungen
Tristan und Isolde
I write music with an exclamation point!
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Hungarian Dance No. 5
Piano Concerto No. 1
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.
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Piano Concert in A Minor
Scences of Childhood
Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)
Symphony No. 4 in A
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)
Ombra Mai Fu
I should be sorry if I only entertained them, I wish to make them better.
Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30
Bear in mind that you are not making music for your own pleasure, but for the pleasure of your audience.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) [Austria]
Symphony No. 40
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) [Austria]
You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) [Austria]
Piano Sonata in Eb
I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts