Igor Stravinsky Quotes on music

Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time... view

By: Igor Stravinsky

My music is best understood by children and animals... view

By: Igor Stravinsky

The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration.. view

By: Igor Stravinsky

The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending... view

By: Igor Stravinsky

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead... view

By: Igor Stravinsky

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end... view

By: Igor Stravinsky

Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?.. view

By: Igor Stravinsky

I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it... view

By: Igor Stravinsky

I am an inventor of music... view

By: Igor Stravinsky

Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading... view

By: Igor Stravinsky

Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music. 'Classic' music eliminates the conductor.. view

By: Igor Stravinsky