Saturday, November 14, 2009

Meandering in sound . . .

Today is the birthday of Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990), composer. He is considered one of the most important composers of the twentieth century.

"You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today." - Aaron Copland

"Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness." - Aaron Copland

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable." - Aaron Copland

"So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning." - Aaron Copland

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