Artists in Action #519

Badass composer Igor Stravinsky holds a negative view of W.A. Mozart


asleep said...

That's funny.
Measly Mozart, he-he.

A quick search has brought the following quote of Stravinsky:
"I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say? I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. 'That's different. For a monkey, it's terrific.' " (London Magazine - March 1967)

Apparently, Mr Stravinsky was a witty man:
"Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them."

Timmy said...

The presemt day composer refuses to comment