Leo Ornstein Quotes on music

Today, with a recording, he can hear the thing enough times until he really gets acquainted with the language, and then he can begin to make an estimate of the intrinsic, aesthetic value of that piece of music... view

By: 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... view

By: Leo Ornstein

In writing music, the structure of each piece is a very important factor... view

By: Leo Ornstein

I'm really interested in writing a piece of music that will move you, that will really move you. That is really the only reason that I'm writing music... view

By: Leo Ornstein

I think recordings have been a terrific advance because now, when you have a piece of music, particularly something that appears to the listener very complicated, there's really a push to the world to try to figure out what it was that he was hearing... view

By: Leo Ornstein

But in the end, music is ultimately an aural art, pure and simple... view

By: Leo Ornstein

Hopefully, I have a certain amount of what you call musical talent... view

By: Leo Ornstein

Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract... view

By: Leo Ornstein

Because essentially Schoenberg was an extremely gifted man. And in spite of many of his theories and so on, when he really began to write music, he still was guided very much by his internal hearing, by what we call your internal ear... view

By: 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... view

By: Leo Ornstein