Concerto Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Concerto Quotes from famous persons: Mstislav Rostropovich, Linda Lavin, Alfred Schnittke, Itzhak Perlman, Samuel Barber. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Concerto Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

The cello is a hero because of its register - its tenor

The cello is a hero because of its register – its tenor voice. It is a masculine instrument, whereas the violin is feminine because of its soprano pitch. When the cello enters in the Dvorak Concerto, it is like a great orator.
I’d forget the piece just before I went out to do the concerto, the panic was too great. This was not anything that gave me pleasure. This was fulfilling somebody else‘s dream.
Linda Lavin
Do you know that my very first experience as a composer was a ‘Concerto for Accordion?’
Alfred Schnittke
When you play a concerto with a small orchestra, you don’t feel it is as important as Carnegie Hall. You try to work out all the little problems. Once that’s all done, trust comes in.
As for my own music, I’ve never written a book about it. I’m not pedagogical… When I write an abstract piano sonata or a concerto, I write what I feel. I’m not a self-conscious composer.
Samuel Barber
The way it works: The orchestra plays a few selections of its own and I terminate the first part of the programme on piano, usually with a movement from a Mozart concerto.
George Shearing
After conducting Wagner, Beethoven‘s triple concerto is like taking an Alka Seltzer.
When I came to the United States, I appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show as a 13-year-old, and I played a Mendelssohn Concerto, and it sounded like a talented 13-year-old with a lot of promise. But it did not sound like a finished product.
In my piano concerto I developed this polyphony to much higher complexity.
I usually listen to the same thing over and over again: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major. And Leonard Cohen.
Even if you’re playing Brahms or a Beethoven concerto, you’ve got to have a different vantage point, slightly, each time.
Nigel Kennedy
At a grand evening service in a church, my concerto created such a furor that the worshippers rushed out to keep the crowd outside the church quiet.
Niccolo Paganini
I love the nameStella McCartney.’ It’s a beautiful name the way it rolls off the tongue. A couple of years ago, I wrote a cello concerto and used that as the basis for the rhythmic and melodic structure of the main motif of the cello part.
Michael Bacon
There are many collaborations I’d like to explore. One is to co-write a rap concerto with Eminem.
This kind of prelude was succeeded by the concerto itself which he executed with a degree of spirit and firmness that no one has ever pretended to equal.
John Hawkins
Edgar Meyer’s violin concerto was the first piece of contemporary music I worked on in any depth. I was 18 or 19.
I have two favorites: Reading Kierkegaard while listening to Mozart’s Piano Concerto 9 in E Flat Major, and reading early Bazooka Joe comics in Hebrew.
Gene Weingarten
You get more nervous in front of a lot of people. That’s why, when you play a concerto, you play with a small orchestra, in some place where you don’t feel that it is as important as Carnegie Hall.