BURT BACHARACH INTERVIEW

  • 01:55 - Melody vs Dissonance

  • 02:59 - “Never be embarrassed by melody.”

  • 04:05 - “I should have said ‘as many as I could turn out.’”

  • 05:27 - “And that’s when I came home, when I started going to The New School.”

  • 06:12 - “Time at Mannes…big advantage of music students…being able to play what they’ve written, it’s essential.”

  • 07:10 - “Orchestration is a very delicate thing…”

  • 08:29 - Learning how to conduct an orchestra

  • 09:23 - “There’s a good education tool…”

  • 11:47 - “Why don’t we have the piano player conduct the orchestra…”

  • 13:38 - “It’s a good feeling to be around powerful musical people…greatness rubs off…”

  • 15:02 - “They don’t give awards for speed, they give awards for quality.”

  • 17:20 - “Find the best you can do, and then let it go.”

  • 18:00 - “Important to get away from your instrument. Four bars don’t make a song.”

  • 20:33 - “So, I’ve learned how to conduct in my own way…”

  • 21:07 - “…if you’re a writer, a creator, there’s no reason you can’t create until you’re 70 or 80.”

  • 22:40 - “I’m fortunate that my material has lasted…I like when I can make people feel something, feel emotion…it’s worth making people feel something.”

  • 25:01 - On what it takes to make it. “You need to practice…if you have passion, you’ll find a place to play. Just keep playing with people.”

  • 26:49 - “Keep at your craft, it doesn’t come easy, it doesn’t come cheap…It emerges.”