Stravinsky: “Though I do not impose any system upon myself, I nevertheless submit to the strictest discipline, and it is this ‘submission’ that brings me close to the spirit of classicism (…) The elements which the imagination receives must be passed through a sieve…and, like the sounds of nature, become music only after they have been organized, or controlled. The more controlled the art, the more free… And the composer must find unity in multiplicity, choose the reality of a limitation over the infinity of a division.”

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