Aaron Copland - Quotes

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So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning. ---->>>

You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today. ---->>>

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable. ---->>>

A melody is not merely something you can hum. ---->>>

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'

If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong. ---->>>

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: November 14, 1900
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Die: 02-02, 1990
Occupation: Composer
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Aaron Copland (; November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later a conductor of his own and other American music. Copland was referred to by his peers and critics as "the Dean of American Composers." The open, slowly changing harmonies in much of his music are typical of what many people consider to be the sound of American music, evoking the vast American landscape and pioneer spirit (wikipedia)