The Quartets have been a major part of my work.
It was only later on that I became more interested in older music.
An auditory scenario for the players to act out with their instruments.
Why write for the orchestra? For one thing it's a very challenging problem.
Silences between movements are employed only in order to bring the opposing duo to the fore.
When I was in Paris, all of the German refugees began to flow in and it was a very sad time.
Almost every one of my various zero numbered birthdays has had a big concert in London and often in Paris.
Talking about a materialistic thing, I get about 13 times more royalties from Europe than I do from America.
In any case, Ives encouraged me to go into music even though he himself had such a hard time being a composer.
These wealthy people were very interested in contemporary music. They wanted to help diffuse it and get it to be known to other people.