Leo Ornstein Quotes

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Leo Ornstein Quotes

When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener - we have to reach the listener; otherwise, of course, youre writing the piece, as I say, only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself, and then it ends right there.
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But in the end, music is ultimately an aural art, pure and simple.

— Leo Ornstein

There are some people, by the way, that associate a certain amount of visualization with the performance of music. Those are people that really are not centrally concerned only with music, the traditional things.

— Leo Ornstein

No, I think that a person writes a poem because they have an inner urge of something that they want to express, and I think it's that inner urge that you want to express when you write a piece of music.

— Leo Ornstein

Improvisation is terribly haphazard.

— Leo Ornstein

I think there have been some periods when the writing almost became a bit of a burden.

— Leo Ornstein

Besides merely some pleasure that we get out of the combinations of pitches together and lines, I think that there is some satisfaction that we get in the fact of having this diffuse thing organized very concretely and put onto a frame and have it actually decided.

— Leo Ornstein

Well, no. I believe that it's not at all impossible that some of the performances that I've heard so far by some pianists may be superior to my own playing because those are two totally different acts altogether.

— Leo Ornstein

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