Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Pau Casals i Defilló (December 29, 1876 – October 22, 1973), cellist and conductor. He is best known by his profesional name, Pablo Casals and for the recording of the Bach Cello Suites he made from 1936 to 1939. He received the 1963 Presidential Medal of Freedom and wrote music for the UN Anthem for world peace.

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him." - Pablo Casals

"Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart." - Pablo Casals

"Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own good." - Pablo Casals

"Beauty is all about us, but how many are blind! They look at the wonder of this earth and seem to see nothing. People move hectically but give little thought to where they are going. They seek excitement ... as if they were lost and desperate." - Pablo Casals

"Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?" - Pablo Casals

"I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance." - Pablo Casals

"Music will save the world." - Pablo Casals

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