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