Quotes About Schoenberg

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Quotes About Schoenberg

I certainly had no feeling for harmony, and Schoenberg thought that that would make it impossible for me to write music. He said, Youll come to a wall you wont be able to get through. So I said, Ill beat my head against that wall.
— John Cage —

In his late quartets, Beethoven introduces an element that shouldn't be there, that should be left for meditation, though I love them. I can see that through them came Wagner and Mahler and Schoenberg and Berg. And then came Tracey Emin. And I can see it all as one downward path.

— John Tavener

You can't expect someone born into a family with no music ... to understand when I'm conducting the Schoenberg Variations.

— Daniel Barenboim

Early mornings were given over to Bartok and Schoenberg. Midmorning I treated myself to the vocals of Billy Eckstine, Billie Holiday, Nat Cole, Louis Jordan and Bull Moose Jackson. A piroshki from the Russian delicatessen next door was lunch and then the giants of bebop flipped through the air. Charlie Parker and Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan and Al Haig and Howard McGhee. Blues belonged to late afternoons and the singers' lyrics of lost love spoke to my solitude.

— Maya Angelou

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