Who said that?

As we finished, she/he suddenly said: "I hope these new harmonies will work, but I'm not sure. We will see. You know, I have no confidence in myself ..." When I protested that this was impossible, she/he gently responded: "But I don't. I know I should, but I don't. I'm basically doing all I do in the most amateur way, just trying to realise something that I imagine in my ear, in dreams. I use techniques, of course, but I forget them after writing and I have no overall scheme or permanent procedures. People of my generation truly believed that music could be explained and structured in a pseudo-mathematical way, but I never believed that."

Clue, the name is among this seventy-two.

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Garth Trinkl said…
Could this mystery composer be from Europe, or more particularly, the Central part of it?

Did she ever write an opera on a work by Shakespeare?
Pliable said…
Good try Garth, but a renaissance man like you can easily solve it without any more help.
Pliable said…
I've relented Garth.

Here is a clue.

It is not Antal Dorati, whose name is among the seventy-two.

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