Monday, August 13, 2007

Deems Taylor Quote

"If this book tries to say a few definite things, they are these: that behind every musician lurks a man, who is fully interesting as the trade he follows; that music is written for our enjoyment, and only incidentally for our edification; and that many a potential music lover is frightened away by the solemnity of music's devotees. They would make more concerts if they would rise from their knees."
From the introduction, Of Men and Music, 1937.

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