Composer Related Quotes
I always go back to the original material. I want a good connection as the composer and writer of the score to the director and to the source material. It's really important.
I am proud to be able to claim that, from the age of nineteen, I've managed to earna living entirely as a composer.
The great opera composers were so good at their job, that the whole genre came to be built around the concept of the composer's vision.
Natural emotion is the soul of poetry, as melody is of music; the same faults are engendered by over-study of either art; there is a lack of sincerity, of irresistible impulse in both the poet and the, composer.
When I am with composers, I say I am a conductor. When I am with conductors, I say I am a composer.
“When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me.”
“Which is why, in my lieder concerts, I always strove, when possible, to sing only the works of a single composer, so that the audience could be gradually drawn into a particular creative genius' way of thinking, and could follow him.”