Another very famous musician, who is not famous for his own music.
He actually composed a bit in his youth.
It was the word, the ardent word of the poet, that aroused my remorseless desire to compose.
At the evening of my life, I realize that the fulfillment of my artistic dreams, however incomplete, has given me the intimate satisfaction of not having wasted my time here on earth.
„…his compositions are clear, melodious, skilfully made…the concert was one of the best we‘ve heard in a long time, but the concert hall was only half full…“
“Somewhat sweet of taste…but in combination with Heine possessing an unforgettable sensitive irony of expression. One should try his compositions yet again.“
“(Grieg should be…) going down on his knees begging her to deliver him from his occasional vulgarity.”
The first African-American woman composer to earn national recognition.
Professor at the Sibelius Academy.
Folk song collector from Belfast.
He could recall a day when his teachers in Frankfurt took time off to attend the funeral of Johannes Brahms and, near the end of his life, he watched the first moon landing on television