Aaron Copland Quote

For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the fact that it is always the same. No matter how wonderful a recording is, I know that I couldn't live with it—even of my own music—with the same nuances forever.


Classic Essays on Twentieth-Century Music, ISBN 0028645812.

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For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the...

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For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the...

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For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the...

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For me, the most important thing is the element of chance that is built into a live performance. The very great drawback of recorded sound is the...