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date: 08 February 2023

Charles Ives 1874–1954
American composer 

  1. If he [a composer] has a nice wife and some nice children, how can he let the children starve on his dissonances?
    Memos (1972)
  2. Beauty in music is too often confused with something that lets the ears lie back in an easy chair.
    Joseph Machlis Introduction to Contemporary Music (1963)
  3. Music is life.
    quoted in American National Biography (online edition)