Above all, it’s a desire: to share here, with you, some thoughts about Art in general, and Music in particular...
In order to do so, what could be better than the beautiful thoughts here:
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
Only art and science can raise men to the level of God.
Music should humbly seek to please; extreme complication is contrary to art.
All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul’s refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hubbub.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love! love! love! that’s the soul of genius.
Music is noise that thinks. [...] Art is a reflection that sends back the human soul dazzled by the splendor of beauty.
The height attracts us, but not the steps that lead to it; eyes fixed on the moon, we gladly progress in the lowland.
The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.