Stravinsky's Quotes

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Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: I am an inventor of music. I am an inventor of music. Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: To be deprived of art and left alone To be deprived of art and left alone with philosophy is to be close to Hell. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Eugene Ormandy: That's the way Stravinsky was. Bup, bup, bup, That's the way Stravinsky was. Bup, bup, bup, bup. The poor guy's dead now. Play it legato. — Eugene Ormandy
Stravinsky's Quotes By Woody Herman: We might as well swing boys, because Stravinsky We might as well swing boys, because Stravinsky cuts us all. — Woody Herman
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: The profound meaning of music's essential aim ... The profound meaning of music's essential aim ... is to produce a communion, a union of man with his fellow man with the Supreme Being — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Esa-Pekka Salonen: Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that. — Esa-Pekka Salonen
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Revolution means turning the wheel. Revolution means turning the wheel. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Ernest Newman: I had no idea Stravinsky disliked Debussy so I had no idea Stravinsky disliked Debussy so much as this. — Ernest Newman
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: I never am sea sick, never. I am I never am sea sick, never. I am sea drunk! — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: We cannot describe sound, but we cannot forget We cannot describe sound, but we cannot forget it either. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By George Bernard Shaw: You can rave about Stravinsky without the slightest You can rave about Stravinsky without the slightest risk of being classified as a lunatic by the next generation . — George Bernard Shaw
Stravinsky's Quotes By Esa-Pekka Salonen: I've learned a lot from the masters of I've learned a lot from the masters of orchestration, like Ravel and Stravinsky. — Esa-Pekka Salonen
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Film music should have the same relationship to Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has to the book I am reading. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Duke Ellington: New music? Hell, there's been no new music New music? Hell, there's been no new music since Stravinsky. — Duke Ellington
Stravinsky's Quotes By Leo Kottke: The first music I was exposed to was The first music I was exposed to was Stravinsky and I loved it but I don't remember it. — Leo Kottke
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: The true creator may be recognized by his The true creator may be recognized by his ability always to find about him, in the commonest and humblest thing, items worthy of note. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Georgian folk music has more new musical ideas Georgian folk music has more new musical ideas than all the contemporary music.
[Los Angeles Times. 26.02.1990] — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused with it. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Music must be listened to; it is not Music must be listened to; it is not enough to hear it. A duck hears also. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: My childhood was a peroid of waiting to My childhood was a peroid of waiting to the moment when i could send everyone in it to hell. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: There is music wherever there is rhythm, as There is music wherever there is rhythm, as there is life wherever there beats a pulse. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Silence will save me from being wrong (and Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: To continue in one path is to go To continue in one path is to go backward. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Just as appetite comes by eating, so work Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Conductors' careers are made for the most part Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor; we do not remember him in it. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: The perfection of performance has escalated to the The perfection of performance has escalated to the extent that the music itself is threatened with relegation. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Composition is frozen improvisation. Composition is frozen improvisation. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: The more constraints one imposes, the more one 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. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Gyorgy Ligeti: Stravinsky used Mother Goose. He was influenced by Stravinsky used Mother Goose. He was influenced by Mother Goose, indirectly, but very beautifully. — Gyorgy Ligeti
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Hurry? I have no time to hurry. Hurry? I have no time to hurry. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Conformism is so hot on the heels of Conformism is so hot on the heels of the mass-produced avant-garde that the 'ins' and the 'outs' change places with the speed of mach 3. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: I never understood the need for a "live" I never understood the need for a "live" audience. My music, because of its extreme quietude, would be happiest with a dead one. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Art is the opposite of chaos. Art is Art is the opposite of chaos. Art is organized chaos. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Nothing is likely about masterpieces, least of all Nothing is likely about masterpieces, least of all whether there will be any. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: A good composer does not imitate; he steals. A good composer does not imitate; he steals. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Art postulates communion, and the artist has an Art postulates communion, and the artist has an imperative need to make others share the joy which he experiences himself. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Music's exclusive function is to structure the flow Music's exclusive function is to structure the flow of time and keep order in it. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Is it not by love alone that we Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being? — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Victor Borge: You may not be aware of this but You may not be aware of this but Leonard Bernstein won another award, for explaining the music of Igor Stravinsky ... to Igor Stravinsky! — Victor Borge
Stravinsky's Quotes By Anonymous: The man has accumulated a repertoire of facial The man has accumulated a repertoire of facial tics and blinks that demand nothing less than a complete musical score by Stravinsky. — Anonymous
Stravinsky's Quotes By Patricia Highsmith: I think of a sun like Beethoven, a I think of a sun like Beethoven, a wind like Debussy, and birdcalls like Stravinsky. But the tempo is all mine. — Patricia Highsmith
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: I haven't understood a bar of music in I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: An audience is an abstraction; it has no An audience is an abstraction; it has no taste. It must depend on the only person who has (pardon, should have), the conductor. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: My God, so much I like to drink My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: An artist is like a pig snouting truffles. An artist is like a pig snouting truffles. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: The one true comment on a piece of The one true comment on a piece of music is another piece of music. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: One lives by memory . . . and One lives by memory . . . and not by truth. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Why is it that whenever I hear a Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos? — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: We have a duty towards music, namely, to We have a duty towards music, namely, to invent it. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: Too many pieces of music finish too long Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: A composer is not only an architect but A composer is not only an architect but also an inventor, and he should not build houses in which he cannot live. — Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's Quotes By Igor Stravinsky: I take no pride in my artistic talents; I take no pride in my artistic talents; they are God-given and I see absolutely no reason to become puffed up over something that one has received. — Igor Stravinsky