Igor Stravinsky Quote

Tradition is entirely different from habit, even from an excellent habit, since habit is by definition an unconscious acquisition and tends to become mechanical, whereas tradition results from a conscious and deliberate acceptance…Tradition presupposes the reality of what endures.


Poetics of Music (1947) ch. 3 (translated by A. Knodel and I. Dahl)

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Tradition is entirely different from habit, even from an excellent habit, since habit is by definition an unconscious acquisition and tends to become ...

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Tradition is entirely different from habit, even from an excellent habit, since habit is by definition an unconscious acquisition and tends to become ...

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Tradition is entirely different from habit, even from an excellent habit, since habit is by definition an unconscious acquisition and tends to become ...

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Tradition is entirely different from habit, even from an excellent habit, since habit is by definition an unconscious acquisition and tends to become ...