It has happened more than once that a composition has come to me, ready-made as it were, between the demands of other work.
Czech national artist
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.
Sweet simple songs without simplicity.
Inspiration comes, where thought is saturated in emotion, and emotion is imbued with sense.
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.
What I have sought to do, during my artistic evolution, has been to express myself with means always simpler and more direct, in a language always clearer and more precise.
The first African-American woman composer to earn national recognition.
swedish nationalistic neoclassical style to serial music
Professor at the Sibelius Academy.
Folk song collector from Belfast.