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Are You Listening?

Posted by Stuart Diamond on Saturday, July 14, 2012, In : Music 


Back in the 1970s I would keep a small envelope by the piano. On the envelope was written in large green letters – “Are you listening?” I thought this would be a good adage – a principle for music composition - to keep near me. Over time I began to add more statements to the list – further reminders of what I thought were the keys to successful composing. 

 Prompted by the reading of Brahms' writings on composition, I thought I would share my list with some current comments on its im...
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