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I played rather well - in any case, jauntily. My success was rather great and, I should say, no doubt unexpected. - Sergei Prokofiev9(1891/4/23-1953/3/5)
我演奏得相當好。我相當成功,且是無庸置疑的。~普羅高菲夫
譯者:李佳霖
And it'll be a great relief, I think, to many musicians and the public to find something to get their teeth into. - Neville Marriner (1924/4/15)
我想那是一個解脫,對音樂家和追隨潮流的大眾。~馬利納
譯者:李佳霖
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.” - J. Brahms(1833/5/7-1897/4/3)
從神而來的靈感直接流到我,我不只看到主題,還包含形式,和聲,和配器法。~布拉姆斯
譯者:李佳霖
In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.” - Schumann(1810/6/8-1856/7/29)
為了作曲,你只需要作那些別人沒想到過的點子。~舒曼
譯者:李佳霖
What force is more potent than love? - Igor Stravinsky(1882/6/17-1971/4/6)
什麼力量可以比愛更強? ~史特拉汶斯基
譯者:李佳霖
Verdi... has bursts of marvellous passion. His passion is brutal, it is true, but it is better to be impassioned in this way than not at all. His music at times exasperates, but it never bores. - Georges Bizet (1818-75), letter, 1859
威爾第..爆發出神奇的熱情。他的熱情的確是野蠻的,但以此方式引起聽眾注意,比什麼都沒有好。他的音樂有時激怒聽眾,但從不無聊。~比才1859的信
譯者:李佳霖
I want to do nothing chic, I want to have ideas before beginning a piece. - Bizet, letter to Charles Gounod, 1858
我想做別緻的東西,我想在寫曲之前有靈感。~比才,1858年給古諾的信
譯者:李佳霖
This music is wicked, refined, fatalistic, and yet it retains a popular appeal. - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), quoted in C Headington, The Bodley Head History of Music (1974)
這音樂是頑皮的,精緻優美的,聽天由命的,還含著流行的訴求。~尼茲雪(1844-1900)(此為評論比才的音樂)
譯者:李佳霖
Fortissimo at last!( on seeing Niagara Falls ) - Gustav Mahler (July 7,1860)
最終是極強!(觀賞尼加拉瀑布後) ~馬勒(7/7/1860)
譯者:李佳霖
Both my marriages were failures! Number one departed, and number two stayed. - Gustav Mahler
我的兩段婚姻都是失敗的! 第一個分開了,第二個還留著。 ~馬勒
譯者:李佳霖