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With a musical, you kind of have to do a mind-meld with the book-writer, the lyricist, the composer, the director - sometimes the producer. I think that's a reason why musicals are the hardest form.
David Henry Hwang
I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody... I am old fashioned.
In another life, I would love to be the art guy - a production designer or a maybe even a composer.
I've always been a composer dependent on texts.
David Del Tredici
I think the composer and production staff of an opera have a real responsibility to use visual elements of all kinds to make clear to the American audience, at any rate, exactly what is going on.
Americans can pretty much sing anything, whereas foreign singers are often limited in style, language, even composer.
It's not a special taste. An American composer should have something to say to a cab driver.
I just have to take my chances like any other composer.
You'll know if you're a famous composer if 20 years from now your name appears on a pull-down menu in Band in a Box, alongside Hans Zimmer.
I'm not an intellectual composer.
To find a new British composer who is really good is rare.
As I get older, I'm slowing down and, yes, calming down in my desire to be taken seriously. That I can be entertaining and funny and high nervous energy can work against me as a serious composer, slowly but surely you'll see me be quieter just so that people will listen.
I don't really call myself a composer.
I don't compose, actually. I just record. I'm the opposite of a composer in my way of working. I'm more instinctive.
I've done a lot of performance practice, Baroque playing, and some of the joy and the challenge of it is figuring out what the composer intended... You have music of the 17th century - it's all whole notes and half notes. But inside of that, there are so many things that one can do, at least according to what we know about performance practice.
I go into the whole composer thing quite open to keep on going and keep on trying different things because you never know... the next idea you have might be the one.
With Hitchcock I had little relationship. I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann, his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain, after the bitter fight between them.
I am the pianist of the duo, although Aleksey does pretty good... you know we've written more and more stuff where he has to play the piano. But you know, to be very honest, I actually went into music because I wanted to be a composer and a conductor. And piano was just one of the ways to get into that.
Richard Hyung-ki Joo
In many ways I'm an experimental and new music composer that comes from a rural tradition rather than an urban one.
My main concern is if this composer has been made aware of the fact that I've come clean in all of my cases. I killed in pure hate, robbing along the way. So if this person hasn't, then I'd sure appreciate it if someone would inform him or her of it.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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