Ludwig on Schubert via Sendak on Moyers

12 October 2007

“..why do you like Schubert? You always sing Schubert?” And he sort of faintly condemned Schubert.  “I mean, he’s so simple. He’s just Viennese waltzes.”

And she [Christa Ludwig] smiled. And she said, “Schubert is so big, so delicate, but what he did was pick a form that looked so humble and quiet so that he could crawl into that form and explode emotionally, find every way of expressing every emotion

And I got very excited. And I wondered is it possible that’s why I do children’s books? –Maurice Sendak on Now with Bill Moyers

Or photography…

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