” The danger of that – and there’s a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of – is that you become so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic experience that the listener has to get. “


” Now, there are sometimes making a connection between one section and another that sometimes you do want to see the pattern because it helps you to lead into the next thing – it’s a rhetorical thing, where you just see how the pattern has to go into the next thing. “


” When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener – we have to reach the listener, otherwise, of course, you’re writing the piece, as I say, only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself, and then it ends right there. “


” Now, what we are not talking about, what you’re really coming to, is what compromises one makes so that the listener understands somewhat of what you’re doing, what you’re trying to express. “


” You write it down because finally, when it’s written down you do get it out of your system somewhat. “


” I distrust anything that you don’t hear. “


” Because essentially Schoenberg was an extremely gifted man. And in spite of many of his theories and so on, when he really began to write music, he still was guided very much by his internal hearing, by what we call your internal ear. “


” We can use techniques in modifying things, in controlling things, but the first impulse has to be something that you simply cannot make just out of technique, or else it becomes perfectly evident that it is nothing but technique that you’re exercising. “


” By the way, the point between rationality and what we would call the irrational is a very difficult point to establish. There’s no specific line, as you know. “


” I’m really interested in writing a piece of music that will move you, that will really move you. That is really the only reason that I’m writing music. “


” Hopefully, I have a certain amount of what you call musical talent. “


” No, I think that a person writes a poem because they have an inner urge of something that they want to express, and I think it’s that inner urge that you want to express when you write a piece of music. “



All 12 Leo Ornstein Quotes about You in picture


The danger of that - and there
Now, there are sometimes making a connection between one section and another that sometimes you do want to see the pattern because it helps you to lead into the next thing - it
When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener - we have to reach the listener, otherwise, of course, you
Now, what we are not talking about, what you
You write it down because finally, when it
I distrust anything that you don
Because essentially Schoenberg was an extremely gifted man. And in spite of many of his theories and so on, when he really began to write music, he still was guided very much by his internal hearing, by what we call your internal ear.
We can use techniques in modifying things, in controlling things, but the first impulse has to be something that you simply cannot make just out of technique, or else it becomes perfectly evident that it is nothing but technique that you
By the way, the point between rationality and what we would call the irrational is a very difficult point to establish. There
I
Hopefully, I have a certain amount of what you call musical talent.
No, I think that a person writes a poem because they have an inner urge of something that they want to express, and I think it

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