Posts Tagged ‘Antonín Dvořák’

Quote of the day, May 10

May 10, 2016

Antonin Dvorak, on music

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly that art, as such, does not pay, to use an American expression—at least, not in the beginning—and that the art that has to pay its own way is apt to become vitiated and cheap.”

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Quote of the day, May 1

May 1, 2016

Antonín Dvořák, from “Music in America”

“The music of the people is like a rare and lovely flower growing amidst encroaching weeds. Thousands pass it, while others trample it under foot, and thus the chances are that it will perish before it is seen by the one discriminating spirit who will prize it above all else. The fact that no one has as yet arisen to make the most of it does not prove that nothing is there.”