Three Duets for Two Violins and Piano by Shostakovich



“The ideal has many names and beauty is but one of them.
– W. Somerset Maugham

“The need of the immaterial is the most deeply rooted
of all needs. One must have bread; but before bread,
one must have the ideal.”
– Victor Hugo

“Music makes me forget myself, my true condition,
it carried me off into another state of being, one that
isn’t my own: under the influence of music I have the
illusion of feeling things I don’t really feel, of
understanding things I don’t understand, being able
to do things I’m not able to do. Can it really be
allowable for anyone who feels like it to hypnotize
another person, or many other persons, and then
do what he likes with them? Particularly if the
hypnotist is the first unscrupulous individual who
happens to come along?”
 – Leo Tolstoy

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