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Composition is notation of distortion of what composers think they've heard before. Masterpieces are marvelous misquotations.


The Paris Diary & The New York Diary: 1951–1961 (ed. Open Road Media, 2013) - ISBN: 9781480427709

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Composition is notation of distortion of what composers think they've heard before. Masterpieces are marvelous misquotations.

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Composition is notation of distortion of what composers think they've heard before. Masterpieces are marvelous misquotations.

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Composition is notation of distortion of what composers think they've heard before. Masterpieces are marvelous misquotations.

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Composition is notation of distortion of what composers think they've heard before. Masterpieces are marvelous misquotations.