” If you think the music business is the be-all and end-all of life, you’re in big trouble. “


” Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young. “


” In England, unless I am mistaken, I think some of the politicians who love classical music and opera are a bit loath to be seen there in case people think it is elitist. That is a real shame because it also means we are not allowing our politicians a hinterland that an earlier generation, a Denis Healey, would have taken for granted. “


” I think we will find more and more ways in which technology invades our artistic spaces, so music is something you will need more than ever because it is there in time and in space and for that moment only. “


” I’ve always loved French music. My parents adored it, my father played it on the piano. “


” Sometimes, musicians worry too much about how beautifully they are playing. “



All 6 Simon Rattle Quotes about Music in picture


If you think the music business is the be-all and end-all of life, you
Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young.


In England, unless I am mistaken, I think some of the politicians who love classical music and opera are a bit loath to be seen there in case people think it is elitist. That is a real shame because it also means we are not allowing our politicians a hinterland that an earlier generation, a Denis Healey, would have taken for granted.
I think we will find more and more ways in which technology invades our artistic spaces, so music is something you will need more than ever because it is there in time and in space and for that moment only.
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Sometimes, musicians worry too much about how beautifully they are playing.
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