Arnold Schoenberg Quote

I see the work as a whole first. Then I compose the details. In working out, I always lose something. This cannot be avoided. There is always some loss when we materialize. But there is compensating gain in vitality.


As quoted in an interview with José Rodriguez (c. 1936) in Schoenberg (1971) by Merle Armitage, p. 149

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I see the work as a whole first. Then I compose the details. In working out, I always lose something. This cannot be avoided. There is always some...

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I see the work as a whole first. Then I compose the details. In working out, I always lose something. This cannot be avoided. There is always some...

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I see the work as a whole first. Then I compose the details. In working out, I always lose something. This cannot be avoided. There is always some...

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I see the work as a whole first. Then I compose the details. In working out, I always lose something. This cannot be avoided. There is always some...