But if you go from Moscow to Budapest you think you are in Paris.
In January 1944 I was called up by the Forced Labor Service, but I deserted on October 10, 1944.
I listen to all kinds of music - new music, old music, music of my colleagues, everything.
If you come from Paris to Budapest you think you are in Moscow.
I don't read such boring things. Life is too short.
But I do not want to use Hungarian verses for British people.
It isn't false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn't mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work.
Stravinsky used Mother Goose. He was influenced by Mother Goose, indirectly, but very beautifully.
When I was younger I was completely without money - when I was studying in Budapest, when I was a refugee.
I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the Jewish laws were already in force and the split was beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture.
I lived under the Nazis and under the Communists.
Then, after the war it was impossible to travel, after so many years of Hitler and Stalin.
However, I began composing as soon as I started taking piano lessons.
Well I live in Vienna with my wife and son, and I teach in Hamburg, there will be no changes in that respect.
Yes, fractals are what I want to find in my music.
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