Top 181 Classical Music Quotes

We have collected the best Classical Music Quotes by famous authors including Charles Hazlewood, Vidya Vox, Jessye Norman, Ronnie Milsap, Gustavo Dudamel and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

I have loads of issues with the way classical music is
I have loads of issues with the way classical music is presented. It has been too reverential, too ‘high art’ – if you’re not in the club, they’re not going to let you join. It’s like The Turin Shroud: don’t touch it because it might fall apart.

Charles Hazlewood
I was raised in an Indian household – singing classical music and eating south Indian food. But the second I went to school, it was a different world. I’d be listening to Destiny’s Child, Usher and the Backstreet Boys. It wasn’t until college that I really found the balance between the two worlds.

Vidya Vox
I love singing jazz. I don’t like the idea that classical music should be over here and jazz should be someplace else. It’s all wonderful, and we should be open to enjoying it all.

Jessye Norman
I had 12 years of classical music as a child, playing piano competitions as a teenager, playing in blues bands and rock ‘n’ roll bands, country and jazz bands. I played in about any situation.

Ronnie Milsap
Classical music in Venezuela is now something like a pop concert. You can see people screaming or crying because they don’t have a ticket.

Gustavo Dudamel
Classical music only really came into my life in 1969. I wish I had heard classical music and church music when I was a teenager or even as a child.

Ian Anderson
A lot of people ask how I ended up doing classical music given that I’m in a rock band. The truth is that it’s the other way around. I was trained as a classical musician and then started playing in a rock band later.

Bryce Dessner
If I was running a British School of classical music I’d employ Tai Chi teachers to help the conductors at the end of their lessons.

Ilaignan,’ the script of which has been penned by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, is a period film that is set in the romantic era of classical music. You will find Western classical music mixed with our Indian melodies.

I’ve got this diverse education, growing up in classical music and existing between that and music that is more visceral, so for sure, I’ve always been interested in music from other cultures.

Bryce Dessner
There is this tremendous amount of arrogance and hubris, where somebody can look at something for five minutes and dismiss it. Whether you talk about gaming or 20th century classical music, you can’t do it in five minutes. You can’t listen to ‘The Rite of Spring’ once and understand what Stravinsky was all about.

Penn Jillette
We have to go and show these people what classical music is. We say sometimes that classical music has a small audience, but it’s because people don’t have the chance to be closer to it.

Gustavo Dudamel
I had been exposed to classical music my whole life; even before I was born.

Jason Becker
Popularity gets up people’s noses. But I understand the importance and the function of popular music. There is an artistic purpose. Popular music helps people to develop a curiosity and leads them towards classical music.

Andrea Bocelli
Maybe I’m genetically more inclined to music – but the music I make is so far removed from Indian classical music. I grew up in Texas!

Norah Jones
I was introduced to classical music by my grandparents – my parents were mostly into folk and jazz. Even as a young man, I was literally unaware of the distinctions between any of that, and I still think it’s pointless.

Chris Thile
I got obsessed with classical music, I got obsessed with Chopin, with playing the piano.

Gary Oldman
Europe in general is a great place for me, but specifically Germany has been very good to me. Germans love classical music… Electronic dance music is massive over there, so I’m kind of the marriage between the two.

Lindsey Stirling
I don’t know if it’s a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I’ve lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry.

Helen Reddy
For me, electronic music is the classical music of the 21st century.

Jean-Michel Jarre
Although cover notes for classical music albums tend to say that the trill of flutes suggests mountain streams and so on, I don’t think anybody listens to music with the expectation that they’re going to be presented with a sort of landscape painting.

Brian Eno
As a rule, my focus is on classical music, but I love jazz. I love everything, actually.

Julie Andrews
I’ve always had a close connection to both rock and classical music.

Catherine Asaro
Right now I’m listening to a lot of different things but I listen to a lot of classical music. Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical.

Ben Harper
I’d like to explode a few myths about what we call classical music. It’s not high art for the titillation of a chosen few.

Charles Hazlewood
At a certain point, I became a kind of musician that has tunnel vision about jazz. I only listened to jazz and classical music.

Herbie Hancock
I suppose I am more comfortable with jazz because I have been playing it that much longer, and also because classical music is a much more disciplined genre.

Adnan Sami
For me, it’s classical music I started with and I admire Jacqueline du Pre.

Kevin Olusola
I also like Western classical music and jazz.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
I grew up as a dancer, and music and dance are so closely tied that in ballet class, you’re listening to all this classical music, and in modern class, you’re working with a live drummer. It was something that always made me feel really comfortable, and I’ve had a connection to since the beginning.

Jillian Hervey
I would have to say I might do some stuff, but it’s the film that’s appealing. I was raised on film. My musical experience is all via film, it’s not from classical music.

Danny Elfman
I grew up listening to my parents’ albums. Many of them were either classical – Bach, Beethoven and Brahms – or easy listening, like Mantovani. I loved the spectrum of emotions in classical music, from fortissimo to pianissimo. My early passion for classical made my drumming more musical later on.

John Densmore
Classical music requires an immense amount of concentration, and I don’t know if I would’ve been that committed to that particular life.

I love Western classical music – I grew up on that thanks to my parents who loved it too.

I definitely want to act, but I also want to score movies, and I have this idea to fuse classical music with other styles that would give it a different perception.

Alicia Keys
I listen to old jazz and classical music, and that’s it.

Kenny G
I was just moving around the globe, learning classical music and generally doing nothing. I was completely away from glitz and glamour and did not miss it at all.

Antara Mali
Music was around in my family in two ways. My mother would occasionally sing to me, but I was mostly stimulated by the classical music my father had left behind. I had an ear for music, I suppose, so that’s what began my interest in music.

Tom Glazer
I grew up with classical music blasting in my parents’ living room and my older brother’s practicing saxophone in his room listening to jazz… a beautiful chaos.

Josephine de La Baume
I loved ‘Fantasia’ as a kid because it filled me with wonder, enchantment and awe. It was my first real introduction into classical music. It was totally inspiring to me.

Nicolas Cage
I’m a self-confessed geek, and my whole concept of music at first was entirely electronic. In many ways, it turned out to be an advantage. I was so green, so utterly naive about the nature of classical music, that I did things that made me look totally, deliberately unorthodox.

Eric Whitacre
When you learn Indian classical music, sometimes it takes decades to perfect a raga.

Richa Chadha
I wanted ‘The South Bank Show’ to reflect my own life and that of the team around me; to stretch the accepted boundaries and challenge the accepted hierarchies of the arts; to include pop music as well as classical music, television drama as well as theatre drama, and high-definition performers in comedy.

Melvyn Bragg
It depends on my mood but classical music is what I am drawn towards. I also listen to Sufi music and bhajans too.

Neeti Mohan
I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn’t ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.

Elton John
What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality, passion, and understated erotica that popular music, even with all of its energy and life, cannot even begin to touch?

Lara St. John
I find that classical music helps put me in a place that is very calming and allows me to express emotion through my body. I played clarinet as a child, so I guess I have a bit of a musical ear.

Diane Kruger
Just going to Bangladesh was an experience… if you go into small villages in the U.K., they’re backward and culturally devoid. But if you go into small villages in Bangladesh, they have classical music concerts.

Sarah Gavron
I started playing music when I was about six and didn’t discover Indian classical music until I was fifteen. So, essentially, I had a lot of catching up to do.

Adnan Sami
It is interesting that our biggest fans are the greatest names of the classical music scene, such as Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky and Gidon Kremer. They even make guest appearances in our concerts occasionally.

Aleksey Igudesman
I love Adele and Lykke Li. I also listen to classical music as well.

There’s certainly no doubt that commercialism has entered classical music to such a degree that almost no one seems to care anymore about the physical and mental health of the performer.

Stephen Hough
The first concert that my parents took me to was in this canyon in Saudi Arabia called Buttermilk Canyon. You sleep under the stars in the desert, and ex-pats – German, Swiss, Canadian, American – would play classical music that filled the whole canyon.

Hannah Simone
We have such a great depth of human history in all of the arts, whether it’s opera or mathematics or painting or classical music or jazz. There’s so many things to study, new books to read, and certainly always ways to transform old ideas and to come up with new ones.

Patti Smith
Classical music has become rarefied, like a maiden aunt that nobody wants to talk to.

Charles Hazlewood
I have been trained for three years in Hindustani classical music. I keep humming and many Bollywood co-stars have been victimized by my relentless singing.

Amrita Rao
When K. Vishwanath made the film ‘Shankarabharanam,’ he wanted to bring back Carnatic classical music to mainstream. It’s popularity was waning in those days.

I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head.

John Fahey
I like to think that I listen to Classic FM while domestic goddessing and, truth be told, I often do, but you know sometimes classical music can get a bit hectic and I just want to turn all the violins right down. That’s when I pop the telly on.

Sarah Millican
There was a time when people were afraid that film music would totally displace classical music.

Y. G. Mahendran
My roots are in classical music and jazz, and I want the freedom of being able to improvise. This freedom is possible only in a live concert.

Adnan Sami
I like classical music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and I adore Bach above all.

Gregory Maguire
To this day, I adore classical music, and I’m very interested in opera, which I found out later my father was also extremely fond of.

David Newman
I think classical dance is not seeing the evolution seen by classical music.

Padmapriya Janakiraman
There is a reactionary conservative side of classical music, which is not the most exciting side of it. The side that draws me in, there’s a real encouragement of risk-taking, going back to masters of that tradition like Beethoven and Bartok and Stravinsky.

Bryce Dessner
Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world.

Yo-Yo Ma
Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.

Malcolm Arnold
Seriously though, my father was the first African American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time.

Bobby McFerrin
You cannot go wrong by learning classical music because it trains the ear.

We are working on organising classical music festivals in a bid to promote qawwali there and produce films that promote music. Perhaps people lack the talent as yet, but at least there’s a stable platform available to promote this as an art form.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
I’m not really involved with politics… I’m living in my cocoon with my classical music around.

Eva Green
My father knew classical music very well. Driving in the car, listening to the radio, he could name every composer, every movement, what piece it was. I was fascinated by the way he recognized who wrote what.

Anat Cohen
I love gentle, gorgeous classical music such as Mozart.

Felicity Kendal
I was able to learn a new language – a new musical language is learning a new language, because it’s so extremely different from Western classical music. African music is completely different.

Ludwig Goransson
I studied classical music for a long time, maybe 10 years, and I realized finally I was never going to have the hands to play that stuff.

Leon Russell
I studied classical music in the Conservatory of Paris.

Jean-Michel Jarre
I enjoy practicing law too much to even contemplate retiring, but I often think about engaging in serious study of the history of art, of the intricacies of classical music. I could write a fugue, or perhaps learn to play the cello.

Karen DeCrow
I am really very fond of Indian classical music though I have spent my teenage years in Bahrain.

Madhura Naik
I had this exceptional classical music voice. If I’d followed a true path for my talent, I would have ended up being an opera singer.

Lesley Manville
Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it.

John Corigliano
People think you go home and be a celeb, sipping Laurent-Perrier and listening to classical music. You don’t. You go home and wash some pants in the sink.

Gok Wan
There are so many wonderful, wonderful musicians in the world, I cannot possibly make a distinction between the fact that they might play classical music, or bluegrass, or Irish traditional, or Indian music.

Daniel Hope
In the ballet studio, it was such an organized and disciplined environment, like I’d never had in my life. Seeing myself in the mirror, surrounded by the classical music, that’s when I started to fall in love with dance.

Misty Copeland
I do not think classical music faces any threat because new music is being made through computer, as the real charm of classical is its purity, and one who is seeking purity will surely find classical music in spite of so many alternatives.

Adnan Sami
My mother was an opera singer and my grandmother a concert pianist, and they only liked classical music. If I put on a pop record, they would tell me to turn it off, so I only listen to classical.

Amanda Eliasch
For me, I’m way more at home in heavy metal than I am in classical music.

Floor Jansen
I went to a music academy in Los Angeles, and some friends started playing me Ravel and Prokofiev, who I liked, but what really blew me away was ‘The Rite of Spring.’ That’s what made me get interested in classical music for real and want to study it.

Kamasi Washington
The type of music we know as classical music began with rich people hiring musicians or owning them in a way. Without funding, it’s very hard to have this experience. Be it state money or private money, there has to be someone dedicated to raising the money.

Gael Garcia Bernal
Me, who’s educated classically, I went toward rock music ’cause it was sort of a natural evolution from where I was playing with my brother. But I was always drawn back into classical music.

Bryce Dessner
My parents were decent, aspirant first-generation middle class. They read ‘Reader’s Digest’, listened to classical music; my grandparents had a bust of Stalin on the mantelpiece. The kids of that generation were terrified of being below par, class-wise.

Lawrence Osborne
I was raised with a lot of classical music. I loved ballet. I was a bun head for 10 years.

Elisabeth Moss
I have a classical music background. I studied violin and trumpet.

Johnny Flynn
Classical music can be catchy, so can African instrumental guitar music. It’s not just pop songs that are catchy. Rhythms can be catchy, too.

Rostam Batmanglij
I have an issue with classical music.

David Baddiel
It wasn’t until I found my tribe of artists – people who were outspoken and not afraid to say what they thought, whether in a song or a dance or a piece of classical music – that I found a refuge.

Cote de Pablo
I am not doing something that it is experimental music in relation to classical music.

Joanna Newsom
For me, let’s keep jazz as folk music. Let’s not make jazz classical music. Let’s keep it as street music, as people’s everyday-life music. Let’s see jazz musicians continue to use the materials, the tools, the spirit of the actual time that they’re living in, as what they build their lives as musicians around.

Pat Metheny
I like classical music. I especially like the French composers: Ravel in particular. Debussy. That’s so soothing in a nervous world.

Ry Cooder
I started off with classical music, and I got into jazz when I was about 14 years old. And I’ve been playing jazz ever since.

Herbie Hancock
I had this idea for a while to do mix this Al Green vibe with a samba thing. I tried to do that in many different ways. Peter added his own modern notion of funk and his own deep background in classical music.

Arto Lindsay
It’s interesting about classical music that the more you hear something, the more you get to know a piece, the better and better it gets, period, which is just an interesting thing on it.

Joshua Bell
I love hip-hop; I love Sleigh Bells. I also love classical music and musical theater.

Tatiana Maslany
I think sometimes when you speak about something like ‘Indian classical music’ and ‘ragas,’ and all of that’s new to people, it can be quite intimidating, in the same way that I have sometimes found opera and Wagner intimidating – one doesn’t know where to begin sometimes.

Anoushka Shankar
Before college, I acted in my room, to classical music, because music tells stories. I’d put on a record and proceed, silently. I’d keep putting the needle back to a certain segment because I hadn’t died well enough. I had to really, really feel dead. I’d love to do a death scene.

Amanda Plummer
The conservatory professors thought everything should sound like French and German symphonies. But to my ear, bouzouki songs, which tell the sufferings and heartaches of ordinary people, offered a way to make classical music available not just to the upper classes.

Mikis Theodorakis
I believe that classical music comes through listening and practice, and it can be fun both for the singer or performer and the listener or audience, as long as the performer is taught to recognise the pulse of the audience.

Shankar Mahadevan
I listen to classical music when I need to relax. It depends a lot on mood.

Tarja Turunen
What I do for migraines when I get them, I listen to classical music, and I turn it up really loud.

Ian McLagan
So, if I ever find myself hankering for the long, respectful silences of the olden days, I remind myself that classical music broadcasting was a whisker away from becoming one long silence itself.

Alexander Armstrong
Even in classical music, the cello doesn’t get a lot of respect because the piano and the violin get it all.

Luka Sulic
It’s not that people don’t like classical music. It’s that they don’t have the chance to understand and to experience it.

Gustavo Dudamel
Indian classical music is charming and currently there are a wide range of musicians who bring great classical tunes to the Bollywood industry.

Amit Trivedi
My mom loved rock n’ roll. My father hated it. We couldn’t play it when he was around. He liked classical music and Duke Ellington.

Patti Smith
Generally, we tend to believe that royalty is only for mainstream Hindi commercial cinema music and maybe some popular ghazal singer or pop singer but we never think that classical music is played at so many places.

Javed Akhtar
I would love to hone my skills and learn Indian classical music. It’s a vast sea of melodies and ragas, and I enjoy it immensely.

Richa Chadha
At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.

Satyajit Ray
Classical music presents some of the world’s most challenging pieces.

Jake Shimabukuro
Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit that even American cultural music comes from Europe. That’s what classical music is, real European music.

Sonny Rollins
One of the struggles that I have with classical music is the way one thinks about a recapitulation. There’s always this idea of themes, and I have trouble with that.

Julia Holter
Classical music gives musicians a kick. But African music gives everyone a kick.

Fela Kuti
I am a classical music lover – not necessarily the contemporary stuff, but the old stuff.

Eberhard Weber
It is so important for people at a young age to be invited to embrace classical music and opera.

Luciano Pavarotti
I have very eclectic tastes. I love soul and Motown; I listen to some rap – Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, Drake. I also love classical music, American country and the folk tradition. I often start the day with gospel on my way to work. The only thing I have never got into is punk.

David Lammy
I do like classical music, and soft rock, and jazz, which I never listened to when I was 15. Now I like it. The older you get, the more tolerant you get, right?

Dmitry Medvedev
I did classical music when I was a teenager, but the experience of performing a classical concert felt too frighteningly pristine for me to continue with it.

Jon Hopkins
There should be no boundaries in your relationship with sound. Often it’s not about the music itself but the context in which you hear the music. For instance, listening to a piece of classical music in a film you love often changes your perception of it entirely.

Ludovico Einaudi
We always found that many people are robots without knowing it. The interpreters of classical music, Horowitz for example, they are like robots, making a reproduction of the music which is always the same. It’s automatic, and they do it as if it were natural, which is not true.

Florian Schneider
Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.

Nina Simone
I’m very fond of classical music, especially Mozart. I find it relaxes me and helps me concentrate.

Guler Sabanci
I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don’t really have hobbies in the traditional sense… I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.

Alan Dean Foster
I grew up listening to – it’s kind of embarrassing – all classical music.

Caroline Shaw
I got a classical piano training when I was little, and we also had music study lessons where we’d have to listen to a lot of classical music.

My husband is a former rocker and in charge of our humungous music collection, and I’ve recently been asking him for classical music.

Gayle Forman
My parents are both musicians and made sure we all played music. My brothers and sisters all play instruments, so we’ll get together whenever we can and play. We play a lot of classical music – you know, the good stuff.

Olivia Culpo
I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.

Novak Djokovic
Actually, I’ve had very little classical training, although I love listening to classical music very much.

Benny Green
As far as using electronics in my music, I have to do that as honestly as possible. Also, I have a broad range of listeners from a classical music base, as well as people, like me, who listen to a lot of different music. So I’m mindful of letting my sitar playing remain at the center of what I do.

Anoushka Shankar
It’s really funny how I’ve come round to classical music around the back door with my banjo in my hand, and I love it.

Rhiannon Giddens
I’ve worked with some great orchestras and amazing classical musicians, but I don’t like the conceptualization of classical music as an elitist form of art.

Serj Tankian
It falls in all the cracks, from classical music to jazz,. Anywhere there’s a hole in the floor, my music falls through it. But that’s OK.

Allan Holdsworth
I’m saddened to see that everyone’s pitched out the baby with the bath, in that we say that it can’t be one or the other, it could be both. I mean, just because we listen to classical music doesn’t mean that we can’t listen to jazz.

Don Bluth
Because in classical music cello is not regarded as a popular choice, it’s always playing the long, boring notes.

Luka Sulic
The origins of Indian classical music, not unlike their western counterparts, lie in the Vedas, the ancient Hindu scriptures of 2,000 years ago.

Tariq Ali
I was part of a very uncool group. It was a group that liked classical music. They were known as the Music School Gang or, less charitably, the Poof Gang.

Derren Brown
I don’t even want to say I’m trying to necessarily popularize classical music, I just want to take this thing, this cello, this sound, and make it artistic so people can understand it today.

Kevin Olusola
My parents loved classical music. And my father adored Mozart. But for some reason, I always had a reaction against it.

Simon McBurney
My greatest influence came from my parents’ love of classical music. We listened to a lot of arias and operas growing up.

Lara Fabian
I got my interest in Lotte Lenya and the Brecht-Weill canon from my parents. And I love classical music – I got that from my parents. I love Cole Porter – that I got from my dad.

Marianne Faithfull
I listen to either romantic classical music, Brahms or Beethoven or something like Mozart, or I go all the way contemporary and listen to Metallica or Adele, Radiohead, jazz, whatever it is that is completely opposite.

Ramin Djawadi
In Germany, people feel like they own classical music, that it is somehow theirs. Over there, everyone still learns to play, and the great composers don’t seem alien.

Max Richter
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

Kin Hubbard
I abhor the words ‘classical music.’ Few things satisfy me more than a really good cover version.

Charles Hazlewood
The classical music world is so snobbish.

Andre Rieu
I play only classical music. My pianos are my only big indulgence, but they’re a necessity. When I’m playing the piano is literally the only time I can be completely abstract and disconnected from the regular world and yet be connected – to my music.

Rafael Vinoly
I come from a small village and have had no formal training in music or any classes from the masters of Indian classical music.

Musical themes developing is a lot of what classical music is based on, and exposition and recapitulation – these kinds of things I find oppressive.

Julia Holter
We have always played classical music and always loved dance and pop music.

Grace Chatto
Any form of classical music is made for youth.

Jon Anderson and I, we really liked a lot of classical music, and we wanted to get some orchestral arrangements going on ‘Time And A Word.’

Chris Squire
But those musics do not address the larger kind of architecture in time that classical music does, whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean.

Michael Tilson Thomas
I used to sing classical music to the flowers in the garden and imagine they were all different parts of the orchestra. It used to really annoy the neighbours.

Joe Lycett
I finished my university studies with classical music while being in a successful metal band, but that was not an easy task at all.

Tarja Turunen
I listen to classical music very much. There’s a lot of jazz that I don’t enjoy listening to.

Lee Konitz
I’m actually doing what I like doing, which is mixing opera music and classical music with soul and folk. And I was writing and talking about what I’ve actually experienced, and I don’t think that’s very common.

Benjamin Clementine
That makes classical music work, the ability to improvise.

Itzhak Perlman
Indian classical music is in my blood.

Jeet Gannguli
New music is absolutely integral to classical music.

Susanna Phillips
I would not want the limitations held by the name of a classical musician. I want many people to enjoy my music much beyond just classical music fans. I think the term, ‘violinist,’ keeps me distant from the audience. I want to communicate with them more.

Ji-Hae Park
It’s something he used to say when he was happy. It could be a very, very simple day. We might be sitting out on the front lawn. Dad loved classical music and we might be listening to some Stravinsky or something and having some tea and eggs. And he’d say, ‘Oh, good stuff, isn’t it?’

Jennifer Grant
Both parents were very encouraging – especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.

Gordon Getty
It’ll help you be imaginative if you listen to classical music. It helps you understand dynamics and how important they are to create an environment.

Brittany Howard
Growing up, there was only classical music on BBC Radio. We had to listen to the American Forces Network in Germany, which played pop songs, or the pirate radio boats off the coast.

Michael Caine
You know I’m a bit of a dag because I listen to classical music. I recently bought myself an iPod and downloaded every piece of classical music that I had access to onto that.

Graeme Base
To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that’s not what I play. I play black classical music.

Nina Simone
Western classical music is participative. Look at the number of people who are involved in a symphony.

I just loved classical music, but I also loved playing rock guitar, and I loved playing piano, so it was a natural thing that those things would merge at some point.

Trevor Rabin
It’s wonderful doing concerts in places like New York and London, but I feel a responsibility to also bring my work home, to bring world-class, classical music to Somerset.

Charles Hazlewood
Our first show, ‘A Little Nightmare Music,’ encompasses a lot of zany humor with beautiful classical music.

Aleksey Igudesman
Once, the arts were opera, ballet, classical music, and everything else deemed highbrow.

Melvyn Bragg
I don’t want to put a name on my music. Other people can put a name on what I do. It’s just the union of what I’ve been listening to and what I’ve been learning. It has some elements of classical music, it has some rock, it has some jazz, but I don’t want to give it a name.

Hiromi Uehara
There is nothing else is India which is as popular as Bollywood. Look at Indian classical music, how big and how respected it is in the West, but here in India, no one is interested.

Shankar Mahadevan