Almost every one of my various zero numbered birthdays has had a big concert in London and often in Paris.
Затем, когда наступила Депрессия, всё изменилось до неузнаваемости. С того момента публика стала совершенно иной, и современную музыку напрямую мало кто поддерживал.
Then, when the Depression came, all of this changed completely. Since that time, the entire public is of a very different sort and there was not so much support for contemporary music in a direct way.
That was one of the big problems when I was at Harvard studying music. We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms or Mendelssohn, which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are.
Квартеты всегда были основной частью моей работы.
The Quartets have been a major part of my work.