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Play the music, not the instrument.
 
Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
 
I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of... our mental faculties.
 
Only sick music makes money today.
 
It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how music should be played.
 
I cannot listen to Beethoven or Mahler or Chopin or Bach when I write because those composers require you stop what you are doing and listen.
 
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
 
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