Igor Stravinsky Quote

We have a duty towards music; namely to invent it....Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused with it. For the act of invention implies the necessity of a lucky find and of achieving realization of this find. What we imagine does not necessarily take on concrete form and may remain in a state of virtuality; whereas invention is not conceivable apart from its actually being worked out.


Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons (ed. Harvard University Press, 1970) - ISBN: 9780674678569

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We have a duty towards music; namely to invent it....Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused with it. For the act of invention...

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We have a duty towards music; namely to invent it....Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused with it. For the act of invention...

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We have a duty towards music; namely to invent it....Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused with it. For the act of invention...

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We have a duty towards music; namely to invent it....Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused with it. For the act of invention...