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I object to background music no matter how good it is. Composers want people to listen to their music, they don't want them doing something else while their music is on. I'd like to get the guy who sold all those big businessmen the idea of putting music in the elevators, for he was really clever. What on earth good does it do anybody to hear those four or eight bars while going up a few flights?
- Aaron Copland - Classic Essays on Twentieth-Century Music

- Submitted by: LucidLupin

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?'
My answer would be, 'Yes.'
And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?'
My answer to that would be, 'No.'
- Aaron Copland (US composer 1900 - 1990)

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
- Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)


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