John Corigliano short quotes

The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement. Destroy everything. Don't build on the past. There is no past. ---->>>

I think it's good for the composer to teach because you always have new students and you have to begin at the beginning and make things clear. ---->>>

I think art can reflect tragedy. ---->>>

Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it. ---->>>

You become a great composer when you win a Pulitzer. But I think that now it's a completely meaningless award. ---->>>

Eighty percent of my pieces gravitate towards an A, as a tonal thing, not at the beginning, but somewhere in it. ---->>>

I always conceive a piece as a different set of challenges. ---->>>

I'm glad I won it because when I grew up the Pulitzer was the award that every composer wanted and I was like that too. ---->>>

What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this over years of really thinking about it - is that style is the unconscious choices I make. ---->>>

Art is not only about angst. ---->>>

I have tremendous respect for film composers. ---->>>

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