FOR THE CURIOUS CELLIST

Why Play Music?

Einstein“….. the Theory of Relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition ……… my discovery was the result of musical perception …… these thoughts did not come in any verbal formulation ……… I rarely think in words at all…….. if I were not a physicist I would probably be a musician …….. I often think in music …….. I live my daydreams in music ………. I see my life in terms of music….. I get most joy in life out of music” – Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life” — Plato (428 BC – 348 BC)

“When words stop, music begins” – Heinrich Heine 1797 – 1856

“Music is the shorthand of emotion” — Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910)