Gordon Getty Quotes

Quotes : 21

English

Music Age


I personally do not write highbrow music. If I do, it's by accident.

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I've had every advantage in the world, despite the 18 years of silence which were nobody's fault but mine.

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When my opera Plump Jack was performed in 1989, my first piano teacher sent me something that I'd composed when I was four. I remember I played it, and it still sounded like me. I'm the same composer I was then.

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There is no change - I'm as deep or as shallow as I ever was. What's new is on-the-job experience. This is what you gain with years.

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The Getty family has been fully supportive throughout this situation, and for that, I am very grateful.

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Nicolette, Kendalle, and Alexandra are my children. Their mother, Cynthia Beck, and I, love them very much.

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My music is all about an idealistic human personality. I have 19th-century ideals.

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My father was so much more than an accomplished businessman.

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It's true that I tend to daydream. I'm the same person in business as I am in music: I can be distracted and absentminded. It's my style.

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If you have more money than you need, you have to give it away. It's a duty. I get to choose whom to sponsor, and I like to give to the areas that I know something about.

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I've managed to dodge the curse. Not all my family have. Of course, music helped me - music is all about civilization, about something worthwhile. It's all about ideas.

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Either your understanding of the meaning of music is there from the beginning or it is not.

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I want to make the world better.

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Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.

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I'm a terrible singer, but it helps when I have to call a taxi.

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I do not think that music keeps evolving. It evolved through Bach

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I don't think events in your life affect your music.

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I feel that I belong to the 19th century. Some composers' music is very topical. It almost says, 'This is about what I read in newspapers yesterday.' Not mine.

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I just have to take my chances like any other composer.

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I see only adaptations - not revolutions.

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I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore. I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry. I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and immediately began composing in my head. I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.

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