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Born: 1934-12-20
Profession: Businessman
Nation: American
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Either your understanding of the meaning of music is there from the beginning or it is not.

Tags: Beginning, Meaning, Music

I do not think that music keeps evolving. It evolved through Bach; since then, in my humble opinion, all the innovations added nothing.

Tags: Humble, Music, Opinion

I don't think events in your life affect your music.

Tags: Events, Life, Music

I just have to take my chances like any other composer.

Tags: Chances, Composer

I personally do not write highbrow music. If I do, it's by accident.

Tags: Accident, Music, Write

I see only adaptations - not revolutions.

Tags: Call, Singer, Terrible

I've had every advantage in the world, despite the 18 years of silence which were nobody's fault but mine.

Tags: Advantage, Nobody, Silence

It's true that I tend to daydream. I'm the same person in business as I am in music: I can be distracted and absentminded. It's my style.

Tags: Business, Music, True

My father was so much more than an accomplished businessman.

Tags: Father

My music is all about an idealistic human personality. I have 19th-century ideals.

Tags: Human, Ideals, Music

Nicolette, Kendalle, and Alexandra are my children. Their mother, Cynthia Beck, and I, love them very much.

Tags: Children, Love, Mother

The Getty family has been fully supportive throughout this situation, and for that, I am very grateful.

Tags: Family, Grateful, Situation

There is no change - I'm as deep or as shallow as I ever was. What's new is on-the-job experience. This is what you gain with years.

Tags: Change, Deep, Experience

Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.

Tags: Father, Music, Parents

I feel that I belong to the 19th century. Some composers' music is very topical. It almost says, 'This is about what I read in newspapers yesterday.' Not mine.

Tags: Almost, Music, Read

I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore. I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry. I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and immediately began composing in my head. I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.

Tags: Her, Poetry, Read

I've managed to dodge the curse. Not all my family have. Of course, music helped me - music is all about civilization, about something worthwhile. It's all about ideas.

Tags: Family, Ideas, Music

If you have more money than you need, you have to give it away. It's a duty. I get to choose whom to sponsor, and I like to give to the areas that I know something about.

Tags: Away, Give, Money

When my opera Plump Jack was performed in 1989, my first piano teacher sent me something that I'd composed when I was four. I remember I played it, and it still sounded like me. I'm the same composer I was then.

Tags: Four, Remember, Teacher

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