” If you don’t get feedback from your performers and your audience, you’re going to be working in a vacuum. “


” If you aim at anything lower that is expecting your audience to be really alert and aware, then you’re going to be caught out sooner or later as a composer. “


” You can’t pander to your audience. You might in the short term, but ultimately you can’t hoodwink them, either. “


” You don’t underestimate either players or audience in any circumstances. “


” 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. “


” But you can’t really know your audiences so well. “


” But when you get a bit older, and I hate to use the word, quite a bit more established, people take more notice and conducting becomes a great deal easier. You don’t have battles like you had before. “


” 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. “


” The present government is very insistent that business sponsorship should replace government sponsorship of the arts. Business sponsorship won’t happen unless you make tax concessions, which they won’t. “



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