“Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do. ”
Maurice Sendak

“there is no such thing as fantasy unrelated to reality”
Maurice Sendak

“Kids are very brave little creatures. They are people who don’t lie, who aren’t hypocrites.”
Maurice Sendak

03 The Way to Castle Yonder, Op. 21a_ II. Kleine Trauermusik

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“Children are tough, though we tend to think of them as fragile. They have to be tough. Childhood is not easy… If children are different from us, they are more spontaneous. Grown-up lives have become overlaid with dross.”
Maurice Sendak

“its those occasions in a childs life where he or she has to make the decisions all by themselves, without the help of an adult… it doesn’t mean their parent doesn’t love them, but at that moment they are caught… they use their primitive logic, which is all a kid has, to solve the moment… they do get through those moments”
Maurice Sendak

“people come on Sunday and wait to get fed, uncles and aunts… and they all say the same dumb things, ‘how big you are! how fat you’ve got!…you look so good we can eat you up!’ and in fact we knew they would. The only entertainment was watching their bloodshot eyes, how bad their teeth were…huge nose and the hair curling out of the nose, the weird mole on the side of the head”
Maurice Sendak



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“These are difficult times for children. Children have to be brave to survive what the world does to them. And this world is scrungier and rougher and dangerouser than it ever was before.”
Maurice Sendak


19 …Upon One Note (Fantazia after Purcell)

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“Children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions. Fear and anxiety are part of their everyday lives”
Maurice Sendak

07 Horn Concerto, Op. 28_ I. Intrada

 

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“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it… I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received… He saw it he loved it he ate it.”
Maurice Sendak




“…Max blew up, and his Mama blew up…it was a Mt St Helens… on an ordinary Tuesday…”

Maurice Sendak

 

 

02 The Way to Castle Yonder, Op. 21a_ I. The Journey to The Big White House

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“Mickey’s face was the personification of joy – the whiteness of his skin, the blackness of his ears, the redness of his tongue, the roundness of his face, was a strange joy”

Maurice Sendak



10 June 1928 Maurice Sendak is born
18 November 1928 Mickey Mouse is born


01 – Where the Wild Things Are – A Fantasy Opera in One Act, Op. 20_ I. Overture

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“Getting through the day is like crossing a minefield. Children know that. They work to protect their parents from the harshness of childhood, from anything that might frighten them”
Maurice Sendak