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1. "Beethoven's importance in music has been principally defined by the revolutionary nature of his compositions. He freed music from hitherto prevailing conventions of harmony and structure."
Author: Daniel Barenboim
2. "My training in music and composition then led me to a kind of musical language process in which, for example, the sound of the words I play with has to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak."
Author: Elfriede Jelinek
3. "In 1857, Bizet departed for Rome and spent three years there. He studied the landscape, the culture, Italian literature and art. Musically he studied the scores of the great masters. At the end of the first year he was asked to submit a religious work as his required composition. As a self-described atheist, Bizet felt uneasy and hypocritical writing a religious piece. Instead, he submitted a comic opera. Publicly, the committee accepted, acknowledging his musical talent. Privately, the committee conveyed their displeasure. Thus, early in his career, Bizet displayed an independent spirit that would be reflected in innovative ideas in his opera composition.[The Pearl Fishers - Georges Bizet, Virginia Opera]"
Author: Georges Bizet
4. "Is it not the business of the conductor to convey to the public in its dramatic form the central idea of a composition; and how can he convey that idea successfully if he does not enter heart and soul into the life of the music and the tale it unfolds?"
Author: John Philip Sousa
5. "I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style."
Author: Ken Burns
6. "Part of Michael's uniqueness, I think, comes from the fact that he worked with music. He had a tape which he gave me with many different compositions, really eclectic. These pieces of music were sources of inspiration."
Author: Madeleine Stowe
7. "Choreographer Twyla Tharp, who directed the opera and dance scenes for thefilm Amadeus, has this to say about the film's portrait of Mozart:There are no ‘natural' geniuses… No-one worked harder thanMozart. By the time he was twenty-eight years old, his hands were deformed because ofall the hours he had spent practicing, performing, and gripping a quill pen to compose…As Mozart himself wrote to a friend, "People err who think my art comes easily to me. Iassure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to composition asI. There is not a famous master whose music I have not industriously studied throughmany times."
Author: Mark McGuinness
8. "I hated teaching composition. I was playing music I didn't particularly want to play, being on committees I didn't want to be on."
Author: Richard Rodney Bennett
9. "I never presumed that a technique of composition or an idea was so special that just using it would guarantee the quality of the music."
Author: Robert Morris

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