Es Zupfte mich jemand am Kleid, aber ich schüttelte ihn ab.
“The older I get, the clearer it is to me that my whole life constitutes a unity. Monteverdi is as much part of it as Bartók or Webern. I have followed Ligeti all my life without ever imitating him. He was the one all along who encouraged me to start something new. One of my basic goals as a composer has been to create a unity out of these disparate influences.”