Play the music, not the instrument.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I suspect music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of... our mental faculties.
Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
Only sick music makes money today.
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.