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Igor Stravinsky
(1882-1971) born on
Jun 17
Russian composer. He greatly influenced modern music through his ballets, "The Firebird," 1910 and "The Rite of Spring," 1912.
         
   
F
I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I've felt it.

R
Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
A
A good composer does not imitate, he steals.
N
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
K
What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: "An Autobiography," 1936.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "London Magazine," 1 Mar 1967.
   


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