Tag Archives: Composer

#157

Philip Glass: “I’m working with an individual way of hearing music.”

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#152

Joe Zawinul: “The moment inspiration starts, rational thinking stops.”

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#144

André Previn: “I think you have to surrender to music as it’s played, not on a cheap level, but on the level of being emotional about it.”

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#130

Grieg: “The deeper the tensions in the heart, the more closed and enigmatic the mode of expression.”

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#120

Benjamin Britten: It is a good thing to please people, even if only for today. That is what we should aim at – pleasing people today as seriously as we can, and letting the future look after itself.” (on receiving an award)

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#116

Shostakovich: “In the long run, all things in life can be separated into the important and the unimportant. You must be principled when it comes to the important things and not when it comes to the unimportant. That may be the key to living.”

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#115

Alan Jay Lerner: “We are not an aria country. We are a song country. And Gershwin stayed within the song idiom – expanded it, deepened it, heightened it to full aria dimension.”

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