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“I don’t feel I’ve really scratched the surface of what I want to do.”
   —Gershwin

“He was dying all his life.”
     —Berlioz, on Chopin

“I compose only for my own pleasure.”
     —Dvořák

“You do write a bit hastily.”
     —Brahms, to Dvořák

“At the other end of the dynamic range, it is surprising how softly the brass can play, and with what refined beauty.”
     —Norman Del Mar