Dmitri Shostakovich Quote

The real geniuses know where their writing has to be good and where they can get away with some mediocrity.


In conversation with Isaac Glikman, July 4, 1966; Josiah Fisk & Jeff Nichols (eds.) Composers on Music (1997) p. 355.

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The real geniuses know where their writing has to be good and where they can get away with some mediocrity.

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The real geniuses know where their writing has to be good and where they can get away with some mediocrity.

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The real geniuses know where their writing has to be good and where they can get away with some mediocrity.

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The real geniuses know where their writing has to be good and where they can get away with some mediocrity.