Top 10 Quotes by Leo Ornstein

Leo Ornstein

Well, no. I believe that it's not at all impossible that some of the performances that I've heard so far by some pianists may be superior to my own playing because those are two totally different acts altogether.

Leo Ornstein
Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract.
Leo Ornstein

But in the end, music is ultimately an aural art, pure and simple. Leo Ornstei

Leo Ornstein
A person improvising is sometimes very fortunate that just at that second things coincide.
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In writing music, the structure of each piece is a very important factor.

Leo Ornstein
By the way, the point between rationality and what we would call the irrational is a very difficult point to establish. There’s no specific line, as you know.
Leo Ornstein

I distrust anything that you don't hear. Leo Ornstei

Leo Ornstein
To the person that deals in visualizations, I suppose there is something rather exciting about a whole set of people - they all going symmetrically, up or down, in a military sort of precision.
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It doesn't necessarily mean at all that the composer plays his own works best.

Leo Ornstein
Now, there are sometimes making a connection between one section and another that sometimes you do want to see the pattern because it helps you to lead into the next thing - it's a rhetorical thing, where you just see how the pattern has to go into the next thing.