Gyorgy Legeti Quotes

11 Gyorgy Legeti quotes:

"In January 1944 I was called up by the Forced Labor Service, but I deserted on October 10, 1944."
"But I do not feel particularly famous."
"However, I began composing as soon as I started taking piano lessons."
"I continued to study Math and Physics on my own, but one and a half years later I realized that I did want to be a composer, and after that I never changed my mind."
"I think a composer is always interested in his last work."
"I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the Jewish laws were already in force and the split was beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture."
"I was fifteen years old, and I hardly knew how to play a simple Bach prelude on the piano when I began to compose music, and at the most advanced level. I had never studied such things as harmony."
"It isn't false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn't mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work."
"No one in the family played a musical instrument, we did not even possess one between us, all we had was a battered old gramophone, a 1920s model."
"Of course I do care about the way my music is performed and so I cannot really say that I am not interested in how it is received."
"Well I live in Vienna with my wife and son, and I teach in Hamburg, there will be no changes in that respect."

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