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35 timeless quotes by classical music composers

35 timeless quotes by classical music composers

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Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s–1870s and his uncompleted opera The Tales of Hoffmann.

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Well....at least I can say my musical notations are better than Beethoven.

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Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini

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Another who'd-have-thunk-it handsome fellow from the My Daguerreotype Boyfriend Tumlbr. This is Gustav Mahler. Like I say, who'd have thunk it? The writing on the tumblr is also very enlivening. Under this pic is written: "Boyfriend Gustav Mahler would like to pour you an organic elderflower martini".

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) began composing music at the age of 5 and continued for the rest of his life, creating beloved works such as The Magic Flute and the unfinished "Requiem." One of the most prolific classical composers, Mozart created more than 600 pieces of music.

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Giuseppe Verdi - great photo of the prolific Italian composer.

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Eyewear of Russian Composer Dmitri Shostakovich

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Italian Opera Composer Pietro Mascagni. was an Italian composer most noted for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music.

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was a late Romantic composer, whose later Symphonies and Song Cycles gave a foretaste of modern atonality. His symphonies were on a grand scale, often lasting more than an hour and played by huge orchestras. He had a significant influence on later composers and his most popular piece is the Adagietto from his 5th symphony used in the movie "Death in Venice".

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