“The essence of music is to give pleasure.”

“Not ‘brook’ [in German: Bach], but “sea” should he [Johann Sebastian Bach] be called because of his infinite, inexhaustible richness in tone combinations and harmonies. <He is> the forefather of harmony.” Ludwig van Beethoven 

“Where language ends, music begins!” E.T.A. Hoffmann

“Without music, life would be a mistake!” Friedrich Nietzsche

“Music is the most perfect type of art. It never reveals its ultimate secret.” Oscar Wilde