Talk:Igor Stravinsky

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Should the last sentence of the quote that begins with "The over-publicized bit ..." read "I stand by the remark incidentally, though today..."? Can somebody please check the source on that one? Thank you.


  • "Doomed to total failure in a deaf world of ignorance and indifference, he inexorably kept on cutting out his diamonds, his dazzling diamonds, of whose mines he had a perfect knowledge."
  • "Afterwards, after the concert, I heard them say: 'Too much noise'. And I wanted to ask: 'Where, exactly?'"
    • Regarding a comment made of one of his concerts
  • "Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right."
  • "Harpists spend 90% of their time tuning their harps and 10% playing out of tune."
  • "Music must be listened to; it is not enough to hear it. A duck hears also."
  • My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.
  • "Good composers don't borrow, they steal"
Mentioned in Duckworth, William (1999) Talking Music, Da Capo Press (ISBN 0-306-80893-5) pp.450
  • "Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end."