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Anyone who creates something new or does something different artistically is going to be singled out. Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 51
Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 51
There's the Bacon society, which is fostered by his fourth wife Helen Bacon, but I don't know what kind of performances his music gets. He wrote symphonic music and some chorale music. Carlisle Floyd#Society 48
Carlisle Floyd#Society 48
I found a certain kind of music congenial to me; it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable. Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 48
Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 48
Most of the important composers in our country are clustered in the Northeast. Carlisle Floyd#Country 30
Carlisle Floyd#Country 30
Opera is given so little attention in the national press. Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 27
Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 27
I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent, by my father. Carlisle Floyd#Father 25
Carlisle Floyd#Father 25
The story of Willie Stark fascinated me because it was tackling the story of a man who outwardly has all the success one could possibly want and who is destroyed by his personal demons. Carlisle Floyd#Success 24
Carlisle Floyd#Success 24
If I felt that one of my operas did not come off I would certainly say so. Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 23
Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 23
The performances of my works in the last 10 years are probably equal to all the previous years put together. There are so many venues now and there is a completely new public for opera that's grown up outside of the traditional core opera public. Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 22
Carlisle Floyd#Uncategorized 22
It seems to me opera is just as relevant as an expressive art as anything else. Carlisle Floyd#Art 21
Carlisle Floyd#Art 21
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