True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.
Author : George Gershwin
All great composers of the past spent most of their time studying. Feeling alone won’t do the job. A man also needs technique.
Writing music is not so much inspiration as hard work.
All these tales of people sitting down and composing symphonies just as though they were writing a letter are very much exaggerated; at least, it isn’t that way in my work.