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I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.
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Accepted
Being
Century
Commission
Conquering
Cuban
End
End Result
Everywhere
Genres
Gladly
Hand
Heard
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
Analysis
Appreciate
Art
Conducive
Does
Dream
Feel
Fertile
First
Kind
Move
Music
Must
Only
There's almost no popular music I listen to now. I'll hear it because it's everywhere... Music is ubiquitous now.
Almost
Because
Everywhere
Hear
Listen
Music
Now
Popular
Popular Music
Ubiquitous
So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
Accompany
Expressive
Form
Give
Human
Human Spirit
Living
Long
Meaning
Music
Planet
Some
Spirit
Sustain
Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.
After
Always
Continent
Cuban
Daily
European
Faith
Final
Five
Had
Impose
Less
Music
Our
If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.
About
Literary
Man
Music
Puts
Them
Together
Two
Will
Words
Wrong
The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'
Answer
Asking
Many
Meaning
Music
Problem
Quite
Simply
State
Stated
Whole
Words
Would
Would-Be
To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Flow
Inconceivable
Incredible
Itself
Like
Music
Stop
Stopping
Time
Would
Would-Be
I turned popular music on the radio, and I never listened to it again after that, in about 1985. That's when I switched over to classical music, and I pretty much stayed with that since then.
About
After
Again
Classical
Classical Music
Listened
Much
Music
Never
Over
Popular
Popular Music
Pretty
Radio
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Additional
Arms
Being
Being Human
Dance
Dancing
Everything
Hidden
Human
Legs
Merit
Music
Mysterious
Palpable
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.
Arts
Love
Love Is
Man
Mankind
Music
In 'thinking up' music I usually have some kind of a brass band with wings on it in back of my mind.
Back
Band
Brass
Kind
Mind
Music
Some
Thinking
Up
Wings
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind. Music is love itself - it is the purest, most ethereal language of passion, showing in a thousand ways all possible changes of color and feeling; and though true in only a single instance, it yet can be understood by thousands of men - who all feel differently.
Arts
Changes
Color
Differently
Feel
Feeling
Instance
Itself
Language
Love
Love Is
Man
Mankind
Men
I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
Cat
Claws
Glass
Hung
I Love
Love
Music
Outside
Prefer
Stick
Tail
Trying
Up
Wagner
But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.
Always
Better
Curious
Extravagant
Hope
Intended
Language
Man
May
Maybe
Most
Music
Satisfy
Sense
Music fathoms the sky.
Music
Sky
One thing I am certain of is that, if I have done anything good in music, it was, first, because of my father, and second, because of my wife.
Am
Anything
Because
Certain
Done
Father
First
Good
I Am
Music
One Thing
Second
Thing
Wife
I have all of the Apple products. Everything I've ever written, I've written on a Mac. My first computer, my roommates and I chipped in, and we got that first Macintosh - 128K. It had as much memory as a greeting card that plays music.
Apple
Card
Computer
Ever
Everything
First
Got
Greeting
Had
Mac
Macintosh
Memory
Much
Music
Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.
Like
Mathematics
More
Music
Perfume
Than
Times
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.
Inspirations
Music
Must
People
Repeat
Thought
Time
True
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.
Banquet
Breeds
Cries
Death
Feed
He
Him
His
King
Life
Music
Pain
Park
Tis
Writing music is not so much inspiration as hard work.
Hard
Hard Work
Inspiration
Much
Music
Work
Writing
I frequently hear music in the very heart of noise.
Frequently
Hear
Hear Music
Heart
Music
Noise
Very
But however measurable, there is much more life in music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.
Dreamed
Ever
However
Life
Logic
Mathematics
Measurable
More
Much
Music
Than
When I'm in my normal mood, music drips from my fingers.
Fingers
Mood
Music
Normal
I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot.
Also
Book
Considered
Hip-Hop
I Think
Like
Lot
Lovers
Music
New
New Book
Players
Rap
Rap Music
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
Bodies
Dances
Expression
Lie
Music
Never
People
Truest
I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.
American
Back
Bobby
Book
Collected
Come
Days
Dylan
Folk
Folk music
Go
He
Knew
Lived
Now, one can often get away with playing music by ear when it is not being recorded, but writing is another matter; its mistakes are not forgotten because they are still there to confuse us.
Another
Away
Because
Being
Confuse
Ear
Forgotten
Get
Matter
Mistakes
Music
Now
Often
Playing
Jazz music, as is also the case with the old down-home spirituals, gospel and jubilee songs, jumps, shouts and moans, is essentially an American vernacular or idiomatic modification of musical conventions imported from Europe, beginning back during the time of the early settlers of the original colonies.
Also
American
Back
Beginning
Case
Colonies
Conventions
Early
Essentially
Europe
Gospel
Imported
Jazz
Jazz music
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
After
Expressing
Music
Nearest
Silence
Which
I cannot live or write without music. It stimulates the normally dormant parts of my brain that come in handy when constructing fiction.
Brain
Cannot
Come
Constructing
Fiction
Handy
Live
Music
Normally
Parts
Stimulates
Without
Write
A particular piece of music attaches itself to the piece I'm writing, and there is nothing else I can listen to. Every day I return to the same space to write, the music providing both the walls and the pictures on the walls.
Both
Day
Else
Every
Every day
I can
Itself
Listen
Music
Nothing
Particular
Pictures
Piece
Providing
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
Art
Become
Goes
Immediate
Like
Music
Poetry
Reflective
Stops
Think
Verbal
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
Best
Means
Music
Time
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
Anywhere
Does
Invisible
Made
Music
Smell
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Audience
Deaf
Music
Nothing
Requires
Understand
Wisdom
Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.
Metaphor
Music
Poetry
Specificity
Teaches
Us
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
Art
Condition
Constantly
Music
Towards
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Art
Earth
Gift
Given
God
Heaven
Man
Music
Only
Take
The point of opera is that people are moved by the emotions and music.
Emotions
Moved
Music
Opera
People
Point
How can German music not be represented by an article?
Article
German
How
Music
Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and... stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to 'walk about' into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?
About
Answer
Ask
Ears
Eyes
Hitherto
Just
Lend
More
Music
Open
Open your eyes
Painting
Stop
With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist's soul, in musical sound.
Art
Artist
Been
Centuries
Devoted
Exceptions
Expression
Few
Has-been
Itself
Music
Musical
Natural
Natural phenomena
A painter, who finds no satisfaction in mere representation, however artistic, in his longing to express his inner life, cannot but envy the ease with which music, the most non-material of the arts today, achieves this end. He naturally seeks to apply the methods of music to his own art.
Achieves
Apply
Art
Artistic
Arts
Cannot
Ease
End
Envy
Express
Finds
He
His
However
Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
Applause
Audience
Excuse
Force
Merely
Might
Music
Suffers
Think
You
If we want to fight people in the world, we should fight them with pillows - pillows stuffed with food, medicine, music... That would be so much cheaper than bombs.
Bombs
Cheaper
Fight
Food
Medicine
Much
Music
People
Pillows
Should
Stuffed
Than
Them
Want
Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.
About
Addiction
Generation
More
Music
Nothing
Singular
Than
This generation
Black musicians were imitating speech cadences, and Kerouac was imitating the black musicians' breath cadences on their horns and brought it back to speech. It always was speech rhythms or cadences as far as the ear that Kerouac was developing. All passed through black music.
Always
As far as
Back
Black
Black music
Breath
Brought
Developing
Ear
Far
Horns
Imitating
Music
Musicians
I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
Another
Believe
Change
I believe
I believe the
Key
Know
Measure
Music
Rhythm
Shift
Term
Without