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Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer, in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical and geographical extensions of culture to…
One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture – some might say the supremely important aspect – is its extension in the historical and…
Nonetheless, I sense that it will be the task of the future to somehow synthesize the sheer diversity of our present resources into a more…
I pick up the New York Times or Time and it’s talking about the latest rock group, which I’m sure is exciting to some people,…
I am certain that most composers today would consider today’s music to be rich, not to say confusing, in its enormous diversity of styles, technical…
I must confess, my Spanish is not so good – except I read a little, so I started with the English but then determined that…
Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years.
This is not a happy time for this kind of music in this country.
The retrospective glance is a relatively easy gesture for us to make.
The development of new instrumental and vocal idioms has been one of the remarkable phenomena of recent music.
The advent of electronically synthesized sound after World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general.
Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music, rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system.
It is easy to write unthinking music.
Most of my influences are turn-of-the-century.
I think we’re in a very low point of music right now.
I frequently hear our present period described as uncertain, confused, chaotic.
I am optimistic about the future of music.
As interesting as that music can occasionally be, I don’t think it really replaces the other.
I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries that I have visited are showing an ever increasing interest in the classical and…
In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small – the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects –…
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