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I don't have ideas. To begin with, nothing forces itself on me.
When asked how he composed
For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy.
We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art
I'm told that Saint-Saëns has informed a delighted public that since the war began he has composed music for the stage, melodies, an elegy and a piece for the trombone. If he'd been making shell-cases instead it might have been all the better for music.
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And of all axioms this shall win the prize,— 'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
March 7, 1875
December 28, 1937
Joseph Maurice Ravel was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term.
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