Robert Schumann (3)

Endeavour to play easy pieces well and with elegance; that is better than to play difficult pieces badly.

- Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (2)

“When you play, never mind who listens to you.”
- Robert Schumann

Arthur Rubinstein (1)

Everyone learning to play an instrument should know that only systematic work can bring the expected results. One of the most famous Polish violinists Wanda Wiłkomirska recalled that her dad would allow her not to practice only two days a year: on Christmas and Easter Sunday. The words of Artur Rubinstein - one of the greatest piano virtuosos of all time convince us that we should practice the instrument every day:

John Paul II

Living and acting, man determines his attitude towards being, truth and goodness. The artist in a special way communes with beauty. In a very real sense, it can be said that beauty is his calling, given to him by the Creator together with the gift of «artistic talent». [...] Who sees in himself this divine spark, which is an artistic calling - the calling of a poet, writer, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, actor ... - he also discovers a certain obligation: this talent cannot be wasted, but it must be developed to serve its neighbor and all humanity.

- Pope John Paul II

Robert Schumann (1)

Robert Schumann writes about the importance of shaping musical creative imagination:

“If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practising, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary.”