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1. "Even Stravinsky does not evoke the same public affection as Verdi."
Author: Charles Rosen
2. "In his autobiography Stravinsky relates that the first music he remembers was made by a peasant, working his hand in his armpit to produce a rhytmic farting."
Author: Craig Raine
3. "I've learned a lot from the masters of orchestration, like Ravel and Stravinsky."
Author: Esa Pekka Salonen
4. "Stravinsky is masterly: his harmony is conceived so precisely that it can only be the way it is."
Author: Esa Pekka Salonen
5. "Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that."
Author: Esa Pekka Salonen
6. "It's something he used to say when he was happy. It could be a very, very simple day. We might be sitting out on the front lawn. Dad loved classical music and we might be listening to some Stravinsky or something and having some tea and eggs. And he'd say, 'Oh, good stuff, isn't it?'"
Author: Jennifer Grant
7. "The first music I was exposed to was Stravinsky and I loved it but I don't remember it."
Author: Leo Kottke
8. "I got thrown out of music school for even listening to Fats Domino and Ray Charles. I was asked, 'What kind of music do you like to listen to?' and I said, 'Well, I do like Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky but I also like Fats Domino and Ray Charles,' and they literally said, 'Either forget about that or leave.'"
Author: Steve Winwood
9. "Music is the worst of them - roiling and boiling - overly emotionalized on the one hand, overly intellectuallized on the other. Bach and Mozart indeed! Bach inevitably makes me think of fish in a barrel! round and round and round they go and nothing ever happens. Nothing ! Tum -de-dum-dum. Tum -de-dum-dum and that's all! Tum -de-dum-de-bloody-dum-dum! As for Mozart, his emotions did not mature beyond the age of twelve. never achieved adolescence, let alone puberty. his music merely combines a popular talent for slapstick and a commercial talent for tears. No - not tears. For sobs. Beethoven, pompous. Chopin - sickly sweet and given to tantrums - Tum -de-dum-dum- Bang! and Wagner - a self -centred bore. and Stravinsky - discordant, rude and blows his music through his nose"
Author: Timothy Findley
10. "Most of us are searching-consciously or unconsciously- for a degree of internal balance and harmony between ourselves and the outside world, and if we happen to become aware-like Stravinsky- of a volcano within us, we will compensate by urging restraint. By that same token, someone who bore a glacier within them might urge passionate abandon. The danger is, as Bergman points out, that a glacial personality in need of passionate abandon may read Stravinsky and apply restraint instead."
Author: Walter Murch

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