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No amount of "technical" proficiency can compensate for a lack of the basic spiritual discipline which alone can produce a mature artist. Composers, to be sure, are born, not made. But once born, they must grow; and far more composers are born than ever come to real fruition. "Talent" and "promise" are exceedingly common, and one need not be unduly impressed by them when they so often remain at that primitive stage. They can never get past that stage unless artists demand of themselves something more than provincialism.Roger Sessions

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Pierre Crémont (1784-1846)
Nationality: French
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Douglas Young (born 1947)
Nationality: English
Born: June 18, 1947, London (age 74)
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Willy Burkhard (1900-1955)
Nationality: Swiss
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Miriam Gideon (1906-1996)
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Nationality: French
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