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Friday November 25th

A reporter once asked Wilhelm Kempff “How come you never play a wrong note?” Kempff replied “I only practice the right notes.”

- Wilhelm Kempff

Thursday November 24

When I'm dead twenty-five years, people are going to begin to recognize me.
- Scott Joplin

Wednesday November 23

The harmonic effects produced unconsciously by our guitarists are one of the miracles of natural art.
- Manuel de Falla

Tuesday November 22

Claude Debussy defined the guitar as an expressive harpsicord. I believe that is the best definition ever given of the Spanish guitar. This phrase is the starting point for my Concierto de Aranjuez. Our guitar is the only survivor of the rich and anarchic instrumental wildlife of the Middle Ages.
- Joaquin Rodrigo

Monday November 21

I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer.
- Björk

Sunday November 20

In the bright morning of life my liberty, alas! was lost: These chains are the reward of true and open speaking. But what avails my lamentations? Hopeless is my condition: The only solace for my torments rests on my conscious innocence.
-' Florestan' from Beethoven’s Opera Fidelio

Saturday November 19

My greatest teacher was not a vocal coach, not the work of other singers, but the way Tommy Dorsey breathed and phrased on the trombone.
- Frank Sinatra

Friday November 18

You are a dear soul who plays polo, and I am a poor Pole who plays solo.
- Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Thursday November 17

I do not go to France to study. I go to show them what I have done.
- Heitor Villa-Lobos

Wednesday November 16

People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
- Paul Hindemith

Tuesday November 15

The tempo is the suitcase. If the suitcase is too small, everything is completely wrinkled. If the tempo is too fast, everything becomes so scrambled you can't understand it.
- Daniel Barenboim

Monday November 14

You can put in all the difficulties, jumps, runs, and any other devilish complexities you like, except octave spans and similar features which do not suit the formation of hands.
- Johann Nepomuk Hummel