Igor Feodorovitch Stravinsky, or Fyodorovich

Igor Feodorovitch
Stravinsky, or Fyodorovich
1882
1971

Russian-born, Naturalized French, later Naturlized American Composer

Author Quotes

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.

Art postulates communion, and the other artist has an imperative need to make others share the joy which he experiences himself.

I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of a being?

Music is, but its very nature, essentially powerless to express anything at all... music expresses itself.

Music is given to us specifically to make order of things, to move from an anarchic, individualistic state to a regulated, perfectly conscious one, which alone insures vitality and durability.

Music is the sole domain in which man realizes the present.

The more controlled, limited, and tormented art is, the freer it is.

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.

Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.

Author Picture
First Name
Igor Feodorovitch
Last Name
Stravinsky, or Fyodorovich
Birth Date
1882
Death Date
1971
Bio

Russian-born, Naturalized French, later Naturlized American Composer