” I don’t see how they can with most of my pieces, but I think it’s unfortunate that they can through familiarity with flashy performances of a great deal of other music. “


” If you’re writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you’re writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it’s towards another point. I won’t make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece. “


” I’m very interested, for instance, in music in education – getting young people not only to listen to, but participate in the music that I write. I consider this one of the most vital aspects of my work. “


” At the moment, in Britain we’re facing such enormous cutbacks in education programs and music programs and art programs that you feel you are knocking your head against a brick wall. “



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