George Crumb Quotes


18 George Crumb quotes:



"There is, to be sure, a sense of adventure and challenge in articulating our conceptions, despite the fact that we can take so little for granted; and perhaps we tend to underestimate the struggle-element in the case of the earlier composers."
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"An American or European composer, for example, now has access to the music of various Asian, African, and South American cultures."
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"In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small - the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find their analogues in music."
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"The development of new instrumental and vocal idioms has been one of the remarkable phenomena of recent music."
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"Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature."
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"Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer, in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical and geographical extensions of culture to which I have referred."
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"One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture - some might say the supremely important aspect - is its extension in the historical and geographical senses to a degree unknown in the past."
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"If we look at music history closely, it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades, if not centuries."
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"Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music, rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system."
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"Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar to that which we earthly composers face today."
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"Nonetheless, I sense that it will be the task of the future to somehow synthesize the sheer diversity of our present resources into a more organic and well-ordered procedure."
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"I think we're in a very low point of music right now."
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"Numerous recordings of non-Western music are readily available, and live performances by touring groups can be heard even in our smaller cities."
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"As interesting as that music can occasionally be, I don't think it really replaces the other."
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"This awareness of music in its largest sense - as a world-wide phenomenon - will inevitably have enormous consequences for the music of the future."
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"It is easy to write unthinking music."
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"In any case, the task of finding fresh approaches to opera and to choral music will be inherited by the future."
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"But I don't think it's a good thing to create less than good music in a world that's full of a lot of indifferent music."
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