The creative process

Bernstein on composing

“There is something very satisfying about composing…you are letting yourself go, you write in a kind of trance, feeling you are doing very well. The next day you are quite capable of seeing that it wasn’t all that good, but that doesn’t matter so much.”

Leonard Bernstein, 1971

Cited at: Leonard Bernstein (@LennyBernstein) “There’s something very satisfying…”, Twitter, 24 August 2022,, accessed 29 August 2022.

By Greg

Australian composer and pianist