Igor Stravinksy - the 1900's
from Themes and Conclusions, page 211:
I became acquainted with Varèse myself only toward the end of his life. A big, gruffly restless man, he had extraordinary power to vivify, and I will not soon forget him as he moved about his basement studio one night striking his beloved gongs, then rushed around the block to buy a pizza. I also remember him – it was the last time we were together – listening to the electronic interludes of Deserts, which he had just revised (the machine-guns were made to enter at new … more >>
Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 211. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450192906685 accessed: 3 October, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Edgard Varèse
Letter to a Music Editor from The New York Times, California, November 18, 1965.