Aaron Copland Quotes

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Aaron Copland Quotes

The greatest moments of the human spirit may be deduced from the greatest moments in music.
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Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or
perhaps of subconsciousness-I wouldn't know. But I am
sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

— Aaron Copland

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No'.

— Aaron Copland

If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.

— Aaron Copland

If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of The Beatles.

— Aaron Copland

Is there a meaning to music? Yes. Can you state in so many words what the meaning is? No.

— Aaron Copland

The main thing is to be satisfied with your work yourself. It's useless to have an audience happy if you are not happy.

— Aaron Copland

A great symphony is a man-made Mississippi down which we irresistibly flow from the instant of our leave-taking to a long forseen destination.

— Aaron Copland

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