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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Of course I have used dissonance in my time, but there has been too much dissonance. Bach used dissonance as good salt for his music. Others applied pepper, seasoned the dishes more and more highly, till all healthy appetites were sick and until the music was nothing but pepper.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When the Second World War broke out, I felt that everyone must do his share, and began composing songs and marches for the front. But soon events assumed such gigantic and far-reaching scope as to demand larger canvasses.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I played rather well - in any case, jauntily. My success was rather great and, I should say, no doubt unexpected.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Peter and the Wolf”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I thought with fury of the wonderful American orchestras that cared nothing for my music; of the critics who repeated for the hundredth time, 'Beethoven is a great composer,' while balking violently at new works; of the managers who arranged long tours for artists playing the same hackneyed programs fifty times over.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My mother had to explain that one couldn't compose a Liszt rhapsody because it was a piece of music that Liszt himself had composed.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I want nothing better, more flexible or more complete than the sonata form, which contains everything necessary for my structural purposes.”

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