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Well, no. I believe that it’s not at all impossible that some of the performances that I’ve heard so far by some pianists may be…
Today, with a recording, he can hear the thing enough times until he really gets acquainted with the language, and then he can begin to…
To the person that deals in visualizations, I suppose there is something rather exciting about a whole set of people – they all going symmetrically,…
There are some people, by the way, that associate a certain amount of visualization with the performance of music. Those are people that really are…
The difference between the student and the born composer is he really hears the thing, and they have to stage it and manipulate it by…
The danger of that – and there’s a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of – is that you become so…
Now, what we are not talking about, what you’re really coming to, is what compromises one makes so that the listener understands somewhat of what…
Now, there are sometimes making a connection between one section and another that sometimes you do want to see the pattern because it helps you…
No, I think that a person writes a poem because they have an inner urge of something that they want to express, and I think…
I’m really interested in writing a piece of music that will move you, that will really move you. That is really the only reason that…
I think recordings have been a terrific advance because now, when you have a piece of music, particularly something that appears to the listener very…
Because essentially Schoenberg was an extremely gifted man. And in spite of many of his theories and so on, when he really began to write…
Besides merely some pleasure that we get out of the combinations of pitches together and lines, I think that there is some satisfaction that we…
You write it down because finally, when it’s written down you do get it out of your system somewhat.
Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics, but he’s actually trying to create his own language.
Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract.
It doesn’t necessarily mean at all that the composer plays his own works best.
In writing music, the structure of each piece is a very important factor.
I think there have been some periods when the writing almost became a bit of a burden.
Hopefully, I have a certain amount of what you call musical talent.
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