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Type: Composer
Nationality: Russian
Date of Birth: 17/06/1882
Date of Death: 06/04/1971




 

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Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
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A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
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What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.
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Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
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The real composer thinks about his work the whole time; he is not always conscious of this, but he is aware of it later when he suddenly knows what he will do.
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The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.
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Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
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Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.
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Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
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I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God.
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I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I've felt it.
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I am an inventor of music.
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Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading.
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A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.
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Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?
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What force is more potent than love?
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To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
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The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending.
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The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
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My music is best understood by children and animals.
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Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn.
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Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
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I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.
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I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.
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Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune.
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