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I am an arrogant and impatient listener, but in the case of a few composers, a very few, when I hear a work I do not like, I am convinced that it is my own fault. Verdi is one of those composers.
For that, as I see it, is our job—to be useful, and to the living.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.
It is better to be a bad composer writing for society than to be a bad composer writing against it. At least your work can be of some use.
These two are not two, love has made them one. Amo Ergo Sum! And by its mystery each is no less but more.
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Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces.
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