Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Real artists

~From Roots of the Classicalby Peter Van der Merwe, page 345:

The selfsame contradictions persisted into the twentieth century. Schoenberg was merely echoing Wackenroder when he wrote: 'I believe that a real composer writes music for no other reason than that it pleases him. Those who compose because they want to please others, and have audiences in mind, are not real artists.'

Uh... thanks, Mr. Schoenberg...



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